Motorcyclist Dies in Early Morning Crash
It’s no secret that motorcyclists are more exposed than the drivers of other motor vehicles to the hazards of the road. Even if a biker is careful to take every possible safety precaution to stay safe, one moment of inattention or poor judgment can lead to an accident.
That may have been what happened in a fatal crash over the weekend that cost one motorcyclist his life.
NBCDFW reports that a 59-year-old motorcyclist was killed in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 20, 2021, in a two-vehicle crash in Arlington.
Officers with the Arlington Police Department responded to the scene of an accident in the 5400 block of South Cooper Street at approximately 12:23 a.m.
Police investigators told members of the press that the motorcycle had been traveling northbound on South Cooper Street while a motorist driving a passenger vehicle was heading southbound on the same street.
As the two vehicles approached the intersection of South Cooper Street and Green Oaks Boulevard, the motorist attempted a left turn in front of the biker. The 59-year-old motorcyclist broadsided the car, and he was ejected from his bike.
The biker was taken to an area hospital for treatment of severe injuries he suffered in the accident. Authorities say that the motorcyclist died due to his injuries shortly after his arrival at the hospital.
Investigators of the incident believe that the sedan driver had a protected green arrow at the time of the crash. So far, it is unclear whether the motorcyclist might have run a red light that led to the crash.