Man Loses His Life After Being Hit By a Car Early Tuesday Morning in Odessa
February 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM CST - Updated July 20 at 8:48 PM
By: Alexa Williams NewsWest 9
ODESSA - A man lost his life after a tragic motorcycle accident on Tuesday morning. He was thrown off his bike but that's not what took Edward Brady's life.
"We were talking to him about getting the motorcycle. We were proud of him for getting it but we were telling him how dangerous it was to ride it and so forth, so this is something we weren't prepared for, to happen," Bill Brady, Uncle of Edward Brady, said.
Brady also told NewsWest 9 that Edward is as father of four and only had his motorcycle for a few months. He said Tuesday morning, Edward was driving back from a co-workers birthday celebration when the accident took place.
"He was just too young to be taken away this quick, though it's just something you don't want to believe at a time like this," Brady said.
It was around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning when Odessa police officers responded to 6400 block of Highway 191, right off of Rocky Lane. According to police reports, Edward was traveling eastbound on Highway 191 when he lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected onto the south service road and right as he crashed, a car was headed his direction down the same road.
"A 2008 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling eastbound on the south service road on the 6400 block of Highway 191, the Crown Victoria struck Brady, causing him to die on impact," Steve LeSueur, with the Odessa Police Department, said.
NewsWest 9 did some digging and according to Ector County jail records, the driver of the Ford Crown Victoria, Christopher Jordan, was arrested after the accident but on unrelated felony charges. We're told Jordan will not face charges for the crash Brady said the driver is not blame. However, the Brady family is still left to mourn the loss of their loved one.
"I just can't comprehend it right now because I just talked to him last week and it just doesn't seem real," Brady said.
We're also told Brady was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but police are unsure if that played a factor in his death.