Dallas – Bicycle Struck and Killed by a Car on South Westmoreland Road
Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 5:33 am
A rider of a bicycle was pronounced deceased after a collision with a train on South Westmoreland Road last Saturday night.
According to initial reports, Dallas local officials responded to the block of South Westmoreland Road, near West Illinois Avenue, at around 9:30 p.m. According to the initial report, a bicyclist was seen near the Westmoreland Station when it was struck by a Dallas Area Rapid Transit train. The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as 33-year-old James Paul Harris by a Dallas County Medical Examiner’s official.
No one else was injured, as per emergency crews.
The Dallas Police Department arrived at the scene to determine the circumstances leading up to the incident. An investigation is underway.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.