FM 730 North Collision


Four people were taken to Texas Health Azle with non-life-threatening injuries following a rear-end collision in the 11600 block of FM 730 North Feb. 4. The crash occurred about 7 p.m. when Michael S. Fields, 52, of Azle, drove a white 1988 Ford F150 into the rear of a red 2009 Saturn Outlook driven by Misty D. Dale also of Azle. Dale, with three juvenile passengers, was stopped with her left turn signal on, waiting to turn left into a parking lot when she was struck from behind. The impact pushed Dale’s vehicle onto the west shoulder of the roadway. Fields’ vehicle veered to the right (east) into the parking lot of a convenience store, where it struck the gas island. Fields was arrested at the scene for driving while intoxicated; however, he was released to medical personnel who transported him to the hospital and a warrant will be issued for his arrest at a later date. Dale and two of the juveniles in her vehicle were treated and released from the hospital, according to the police report.                                    Photo by Carla Noah Stutsman