It has been a tragic two days on the streets of North Texas. Four large crashes have killed two people and seriously injured at least five others. My prayers go out to all those people and my sincerest condolences go out to the families of the deceased.
First, a recent Keller High School school graduate died from injuries received in a motorcycle wreck late Monday evening in north Fort Worth. Austen Ussery, 18, had just received his diploma Friday night. It is not clear how the accident happened at this time.
In addition, a man died and two others were hurt early Wednesday after their motorcycles wrecked in the 2100 block of North Collins in north Arlington. Alton Isaac, 49, of Arlington was unfortunately killed. .
"This is the 13th traffic fatality in Arlington this year," said Tiara Richard, police spokeswoman, in a news release. Investigators determined that the three men were southbound on North Collins, but it was unclear if they had been riding together, racing, or if alcohol or drugs were involved.
As if that were not bad enough, two women were injured early Wednesday when a car that they were in hit a barrier on Northeast Loop 820, flipped over and slid upside down for dozens of yards, Haltom City police said. The women did not suffer life-threatening injuries and were rushed to JPS Hospital.
According to Haltom City police reports, a 23-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima when she attempted to change lanes and lost control of the vehicle. The car hit a barrier, flipped over and skidded upside down, Haltom City police said. A 24-year-old woman was a passenger in the car. Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, according to police reports.
Finally, a woman crashed into a parked train early Wednesday morning near Division Street and Bowen Road in Arlington, police said. The woman, who has not been identified, was taken by air ambulance to JPS Hospital for an injured leg, Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said.
The woman was on West Division shortly before midnight when her SUV hit a curb and then veered south onto Bowen. She then struck the train that was parked across Bowen Road near the Division Street intersection. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.