Fatality Crash Involves Motorcycle

The Arlington Police Department responded to a major crash at 7:49 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017. The crash involved a motorcycle and a passenger car in the 1600 block of East Mayfield Road. Investigators believe the motorcycle was travelling westbound on Mayfield Road approaching Allen Avenue. There was a vehicle in front of the motorcycle also travelling westbound on Mayfield Road preparing to turn northbound on Allen Avenue. Investigators believe that due to the speed of the motorcycle, the operator tried to take evasive action to avoid rear ending the vehicle turning north. During his evasive action, the operator of the motorcycle was ejected and struck a vehicle in the intersection.

The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries to other motorists were reported. Speed of the motorcycle is believed to be a factor. The intersection of East Mayfield Road and Allen Avenue is anticipated to be closed for approximately two hours while investigators conduct a forensic examination of the roadway evidence.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin notifications have occurred.



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