HPD: Hit-and-run driver kills bicyclist near Southwest Freeway at Westpark

Houston Police are searching for the driver who struck and killed a mam who was riding his bicycle to work Monday morning.

Police say the victim was trying to cross an intersection on West Park Drive at the southbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway around 6 a.m. when he was hit.

Police say the victim was 53 years old and lived near the intersection.

He was heading to work at Terra Management Services on his bicycle when he was killed.

Good samaritans who stopped to call 911 say other cars were driving past the victim.

"We went around the bus, and that's when we noticed there was a body! We were shocked because no one stopped to help this guy!" says Tamara Ledet.

Ledet immediately put on her hazard lights and pulled over while her friend riding in the car with her dialed 911.

"I ran to check his pulse to see if he was responding. I was like 'Sir, sir are you okay?'" Ledet said.

But it was too late. The man was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, where he died.

The women say the victim suffered serious injuries to his body.

"He was at the curve, his bike was in the street twisted, and his body was a couple of feet away from the bike," said Erica Williams.

 

That driver took off.

This is the second hit-and-run accident at the same intersection within the last two days.  An 11-year-old girl was killed in a crash on Saturday.

"We've had a lot of accidents recently here in this area, with the HOV here , with the day laborers across the street, and the pickups. There's a lot of pedestrian traffic," said Officer Rolando Saenz of the Houston Police Department.

"I just really hope whoever did this, I hope they find out who did this, because it's sad. Whoever did this, they just left him there to die," Ledet said.

Police have not released the victim's identity.

Police also do not have a good description of the vehicle, if you know anything, call Houston Police.

 

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