Bicyclist Struck And Killed Near Golf Club
A male bicyclist has died after having been struck along Great Trinity Forest Way on Wednesday night.
Dispatcher’s received a 911 call for the accident was received at approximately 11:00 pm. The accident occurred within the 5100 block Great Trinity Forest Way, located within the Trinity River Audubon Center and near the new Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Investigators have determined that the bicyclist was traveling eastbound when he was struck by a motor vehicle, also traveling eastbound on Great Trinity Forest Way. The cyclist was knocked off of his bike. Emergency crews pronounced the cyclist dead at the scene. The identity of the victim, who is only described by investigators as being a young male, has not yet been released pending notification of family.
Police determined that the driver of the car which struck the cyclist had been driving under the influence of alcohol. The motorist was arrested at the scene of the crash. The accident remains under investigation. Police have not yet stated if they will charge the motorist with intoxication manslaughter.
This serves as yet another reminder that cars need to share the road with cyclists. Unlike pedestrians, cyclists are required to go in the same direction as traffic. Sometimes a car will attempt to pass and not give them enough room, hitting a wheel or a handlebar on the way by. Always give cyclists at least three feet of passing room.