In the wake of a hit and run accident that's left a 54-year-old cyclist critically injured, deputy constables are seeking the public's help to find the driver responsible.
Investigators say that the cyclist was traveling northbound on 2400 Sens in La Porte and was hit from behind by a Ford F-150 this weekend, as KHOU details. The truck fled the scene shortly after, leaving the biker lying in the street with life-threatening injuries.
The constables office believes the truck sustained damage to its right front, including the headlight assembly and grille.
This accident's a reminder of the dangers bike lovers continue to face on the area's streets from hit-and-run drivers. An alarming number of cyclist injuries and deaths led Houston Mayor Annise Parker to take initiative on the issue last May. The mayor attended the press conference in which BikeHouston donated $2,500 to Crime Stoppers of Houston in an attempt to reduce the number of biker deaths and draw attention to the problem.
Crime Stoppers tips helped the Houston police solve the case of the infamous hit and run that killed cyclist Chelsea Norman, who was run down pedaling home from work at the Montrose Whole Foods. On the other hand, unresolved accidents remain throughout Harris County.
La Porte officials are asking anyone with information regarding the accident to contact Deputy Clint Poteet at 281-488-4040.