Officers say San Augustine motorcyclist rear ended on his way to charity ride

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – According to DPS, a San Augustine man was injured while on his way to a motorcycle rally Saturday at around 7:30 a.m.

According to trooper Phillip Richard, 76-year-old Gordon Carlton was headed southbound on FM 706, preparing to turn onto Stardust Lane, when a pickup truck sped up behind him, hitting Carlton's bike from behind, causing it to strike a mailbox before coming to rest in a ditch.

Carlton was taken to Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, but is in stable condition, according to hospital staff.

Camron Richardson, 18-years-old, was driving the truck with passenger Wesley Southwood, also 18.

Neither were injured but Richardson was cited for failure to control speed and DUI as a minor, according to trooper Richard.

Richard said although Richardson was not drunk, he had a detectable amount of alcohol in his system.

According to several law enforcement officers and members of the Blue Knights Organization, Carlton was on his way to Clawson First Assembly of God in Pollok, to participate in a charity bike ride.

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