An Arlington man was killed yesterday when his motorcycle crashed into a barrier and he was ejected over an interstate wall, falling 30 feet to the ground. 28-year-old Charles Allen Black was driving his 2007 Kawasaki Ninja "sport bike" at a high rate of speed on the ramp from Texas 161 to Texas 183 near DFW Airport in Irving. He was going too fast to navigate the curve and his bike hit the wall, propelling him over it and down 30 feet.
Black was taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and pronounced dead an hour later around 1 p.m.
This isn’t the first time this ramp has caused trouble for motorcycle riders. In fact, Black’s death is eerily familiar to one that happened about seven months ago. Back in September, I wrote about the wreck on the same ramp which killed two 18-year-old men. Robert Wright and Derek Smith were riding their sport bikes on the ramp and both were going too fast for the curve. Smith hit the barrier, falling over the wall to his death. Wright crashed into Smith’s bike before also flying over the edge to the ground below. Wright later died at Baylor Medical Center in Irving.
It appears speeding has been a factor in all three of these tragic deaths however, at this point it might be something for the Texas Department of Transportation to look into.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the Anderson Law Firm at 817-294-1900 for a free consultation on your rights.