Motorcyclist dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver

October 4, 2012 4:08:01 AM PDT
A motorcyclist is dead after his bike was slammed from behind by a pickup truck driver fleeing from Fort Worth police.

A patrol officer began the pursuit after spotting the truck speeding and driving recklessly Wednesday evening. It ended when the driver lost control making a turn, spun out and struck the man on a motorcycle so hard debris from the wreck littered the crash site for about 100 yards.

Police Lt. F.V. Gilbert tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the driver got out of his wrecked truck and tried to run away but was caught by police. He's under guard at a hospital.

His name and the name of the motorcyclist who was killed were not immediately available.