Arlington Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By 2 Cars

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was killed after being struck by two cars in Arlington.

Henry Makaye, 49, was trying to cross South Cooper, near Lovers Lane, shortly after dark on Thursday night, when he was run over by two cars.

Arlington officials describe Cooper Street as a wide and sometimes dangerous road.

“It’s basically a highway… in essence,” said Arlington Police Department Spokesperson Tiara Richard. “It’s got multiple lanes, at least six lanes each direction, north and southbound, so that’s a lot of street to cross for someone to do on foot.

According to Richard, Makaye did not use the crosswalk.

“He was struck by one vehicle and then subsequently struck by a second vehicle that just wasn’t able to avoid the man that was in the roadway,” she said.

Police say both drivers stopped after hitting the man and are cooperating with the investigation. Richard said, “We don’t expect charges to be filed against them.”

This marks the fourth traffic death in Arlington this year.

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  1. ExArlingtonITE says:

    Idiot. There’s one born every second.

  2. Cheri Brown says:

    I live here and I see parents with their kids crossing Cooper st. everyday taking their kids to South Davis Elem. too bad Mission Arlington quit sending a bus to provide a safe way for them to get there.I walk my grandaughter to school everyday but I take her the long way by going to the crosswalk on Inwood.It takes us about half an hour to walk to school.

  3. jon cunningham says:

    But which driver gets the points ?

  4. Cooper Driver says:

    I drive Cooper almost everyday and at all times of the day and night. Pedestrians on Cooper especially at night are so careless about jaywalking. The cops need to start writing tickets to those who illegally cross Cooper.

  5. lilaceme says:

    I bet those making rude comments would not be saying that if it were their brother or dad but be careful people Karma is a you know dont let it bite you!!

  6. WeddedPolecat29 says:

    “It’s got multiple lanes, at least six lanes each direction, north and southbound, so that’s a lot of street to cross for someone to do on foot.This marks the fourth traffic death in Arlington this year…maybe on the 5th death…ARLINGTON MIGHT WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT ! !

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