Northeast Tarrant

Teen dies in Southlake bicycle accident

James Cole Malone, 16, of Southlake is shown in this photograph with his mother, Karen. The teen died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Monday night when he was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle home.
James Cole Malone, 16, of Southlake is shown in this photograph with his mother, Karen. The teen died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Monday night when he was hit by a car as he was riding his bicycle home. Courtesy

A Southlake Carroll Senior High School sophomore died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he suffered when a vehicle hit his bicycle, police said.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the youth as James “Cole” Malone, 16, of Southlake. He died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth a day after the accident. A ruling on his death is pending.

The accident was reported about 8 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Byron Nelson Parkway.

Malone was riding his bicycle southbound on Byron Nelson Parkway when he tried to cross Lilac Lane and was hit by a car, police said Wednesday.

The female motorist stopped immediately after hitting the teen, police said.

No charges are expected, police said, but the incident was under investigation.

Malone was a Boy Scout who was heading home from a scout meeting, Carroll school district spokeswoman Julie Thannum said Wednesday.

The accident occurred less than a mile from his home.

School officials said his organs will be donated to recipients on various transplant waiting lists across the country.

“Although we are are sad to confirm Cole’s passing, what a tremendous peace we have knowing his contributions will continue on in the lives of others!” Carroll district officials said in a statement Wednesday. “Please continue to keep the Malone family in your thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. So many Carroll teenagers and friends have played a role in supporting the Malone family throughout the day. Without a doubt, we are blessed with some amazing young people in this community. For that, we are forever grateful.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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