Police said a crash that landed two paramedics in the hospital triggered a series of events that led to a deadly motorcycle crash.
Paramedics were treating a woman for an injury around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Houston police.
While she and the paramedics were in the ambulance on the North Freeway feeder road, a truck slammed into the back of the ambulance.
The truck driver and the woman were not hurt in the crash. The two paramedics were both taken to the hospital in stable condition.
HPD said while that scene was being cleared, traffic was backed up on the opposite side of the freeway. Apparently a motorcycle rider did not see that traffic while he was coming over a hill and ended up braking suddenly, losing control of his bike, and slamming into a wall.
Two cars behind the motorcycle could not stop and ran over the rider.
Police say one of the cars did not stop and left the scene. The other vehicle waited for police and was questioned by officers.
The motorcycle rider died at the scene. His name was not immediately released.
Police ask that anyone with information about the driver who did not stop is asked to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.