Sep. 26—A pickup truck reportedly hit a group of people cycling Saturday morning in Waller County, a rural area where riders are known to go for long weekend country rides.
Six were injured, including two taken by Life Flight and two taken by ambulance for treatment, said Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry. The two others declined emergency transport.
Sunday evening UPDATE: No arrests have been made in Waller County, TX after a 16-year-old with a pickup truck ran over 6 bicyclists from the Houston area.— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) September 27, 2021
Four of the cyclists had to be hospitalized, including 2 air-lifted to treatment. All are expected to survive. #texas pic.twitter.com/6c303KO9B4
The incident occurred on the eastbound side of U.S. 290 around GH Circle, Guidry said. This was right at the city limits of Waller, leaving the case in the hands of the Waller Police Department.
A cyclist with the group described to Fox 26, which first reported the incident, how the driver of a diesel pickup truck allegedly hassled the riders by slowing down and then accelerating to blow smoke at them.
“There was no reason for this to happen,” the rider, Chase Ferrell, told the news station.
A 16-year-old Texan in a pickup truck was harassing cyclists by blowing diesel smoke at them when he ran down six of them. Four were lifeflighted to the hospital.— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) September 26, 2021
Cops didn’t arrest him. (I’m guessing because they didn’t want to ruin Texas’ rep as a shithole.) https://t.co/skB4MJg5ox
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