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Motorcyclist killed in Arlington crash with ejection


AUGUST 29, 2019 11:18 AM, UPDATED AUGUST 30, 2019 12:32 AM

A motorcyclist was killed in Arlington on Wednesday night when he crashed into a car making a turn in front of him and was thrown off the motorcycle, police said.

The man, identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office as Loren Ahmad Abbas, 32, of Fort Worth, was pronounced dead at the scene. The speed of the motorcycle was determined to be a factor in the crash and investigators believe the man wasn’t wearing a helmet, police said.

Officers responded around 10:35 p.m. to the crash in the 1500 block of North Collins Street, police said. A preliminary investigation showed a motorcycle heading northbound picked up speed and changed lanes around a vehicle.

A car, meanwhile, was heading southbound on North Collins Street and began to make a left turn onto Skyline Drive, police said. The motorcycle then rammed into the car, causing the car to roll over onto its side.

The driver of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said.

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Megan Webb