Motorcycle crash on Cross Timbers Road

Two people were injured Tuesday when their motorcycle and another vehicle collided, forcing the motorcycle across the median before getting struck by a truck. The two riders on the motorcycle were injured but are expected to be OK.

Two people were injured Tuesday night when their motorcycle and another vehicle collided in Flower Mound.

At approximately 8 p.m. Flower Mound fire and police officials responded to a crash in the 2700 block of Cross Timbers Road near the Kroger.

According to Capt. Shane Jennings of the FMPD, a motorcycle was traveling eastbound and collided with a car on the same side of the road. That collision caused the motorcycle to cross the center median and hit a truck that was traveling westbound.

Jennings said the two riders on the motorcycle were stuck under the truck for a short time. They were later transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Facebook post from a family member of one of the riders said they both had broken bones but are expected to be OK.

Westbound Cross Timbers was closed at Long Prairie Road while police investigated.

Jennings said no charges were filed, but if anything a citation could be issued.

FM 2499/Waketon crash

Wednesday police and fire officials responded to a crash near the intersection of FM 2499 and Waketon Road.

Jennings said one vehicle was traveling northbound was turning left onto Waketon when it collided with a vehicle traveling south on FM 2499.

Jennings said the vehicle turning onto Waketon had a flashing yellow light and failed to yield the right-of-way to the southbound vehicle, which had a green light. He said the northbound driver was issued a citation.

There were no serious injuries, though one vehicle ended up on its roof.

This intersection has been the site of several crashes in recent months. Matt Hotelling, the town's traffic engineer, said earlier this year there were 10 crashes at the intersection in 2018. Eight of those were on the west side of FM 2499, the same spot Wednesday's crash happened.

Jennings said there are law enforcement initiatives taking place to address the matter.

“That area of FM 2499 is being monitored because of speed concerns,” Jennings said. “And citations have been issued.”

Town officials have taken steps to make the intersection safer, such as adding time to the “all red” condition at the intersection and adding a signal head on southbound FM 2499 to notify drivers sooner of the status of the upcoming light at FM 2499 and Waketon.

The town has also increased visibility of southbound drivers.

The town is in the design phase for improvements at the intersection. The project will add exclusive right turn lanes for both eastbound and westbound Waketon, as well as an exclusive westbound left turn lane.

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