Funeral escort motorcyclist critically injured in crash with vehicle near White Rock Lake

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a motorcycle accident involving a private motorcycle escort service working a funeral procession.

At around 12:45PM this afternoon, a motorcyclist was escorting a funeral procession along Garland Road near Buckner Road when he collided with a vehicle, which was attempting to cross the procession. Officials say the driver had been waved on to cross by a driver in the procession, not knowing the motorcyclist was passing the line of cars on right.

The motorcyclist was ejected and hit a tree.

Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and transported him to a local hospital in critical condition. CPR was observed by witnesses at the scene. He has been identified as a 42-year-old man.

The investigation is ongoing. It is unknown if any charges will be filed.