December 28, 2013

Arlington man, 24, fatally struck by motorcycle on East Sublett Road

The man apparently stepped into the path of the motorcycle, a police spokesman said Friday.

A 24-year-old man was fatally struck Friday evening by a motorcycle when he tried to cross a road in southeast Arlington, police reported.

The man was identified Saturday as Dylan Hughes of Arlington. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported that Hughes was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. Friday at an Arlington hospital and ruled the death an accident.

Police were called at 6:45 p.m. to the 400 block of East Sublett Road, just east of its intersection with Matlock Road, said Sgt. Jeffrey Houston, a police spokesman.

They found that a pedestrian had tried to cross Sublett but “was struck by a motorcycle traveling eastbound in the right lane,” Houston said.

“The pedestrian, a man in his 20s, was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced” dead, Houston said. “The operator of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, was also taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.”

Officers were looking into the case, but Houston said he doubted that the motorcycle driver would face charges because it appeared that the pedestrian walked in front of him.

“Investigators are looking into the possibility that alcohol might have played a factor on the pedestrian’s part of entering the roadway,” he said. — Bill Miller

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