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Injuries prove fatal for trike rider

By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A man died Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth following a trike accident south of Newark Saturday afternoon.

Nathan Berman, 66, of Fort Worth was transported to JPS by Eagle Mountain Emergency Medical Services after flipping his three-wheeled motorcycle on Farm Road 718 at Maxwell Road.

TRIKE WRECK – Nathan Berman, 66, of Fort Worth died Sunday from injuries sustained in a Saturday afternoon accident on Farm Road 718 south of Newark. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website, he died early Sunday morning due to blunt force trauma to the head and chest. When he was initially transported, it was believed his injuries were non-life threatening.

Berman and a friend were each riding a trike southbound on FM 718 about 3:45 p.m. Saturday when the friend, who was in the lead, slowed to turn left onto Maxwell Road. Berman did not slow down and clipped a wheel of the turning trike, which caused Berman’s trike to flip over, according to Public Information Officer Terry Grisham with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

The trike came to rest in the southbound shoulder, and Berman was ejected. Newark Firefighter Brett Davis said Berman was “face down and breathing” when they arrived. He was not wearing a helmet.

Grisham would not release the name of the second rider, who was not injured. Although the accident occurred just inside Tarrant County, it was within the Newark Fire Department’s district.

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