LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston man narrowly escaped serious injury after a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle on Lufkin's Loop 287 early Wednesday afternoon, forcing him to lay it down on the rain-slick road after he lost control.
Officers from the Lufkin Police Department responded to a 911 call about an accident involving a motorcycle and a car on the loop near the intersection of Denman Avenue. The LPD officers on the scene declined to comment, but the motorcycle rider explained what around noon Wednesday.
The man, who recently moved to Livingston from Louisiana, said he was traveling south on the loop when a "red hatchback" car pulled out in front of him. The man slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting the rear of the car in front of him and lost control.
After he fell off the motorcycle, both man and bike went skidding across the loop. However, because the man was wearing protective gear and a helmet, he escaped with little more than a scraped elbow and some torn clothes.
The motorcycle rider said he could see the make or model of the car that pulled out in front of him. He said the driver of the red hatchback drove off without stopping to help him According to the LPD officers on the scene, they have no leads on the driver of the car at this time.
According to the motorcycle rider, as he was sliding down the road, he was thinking, "Thank God there weren't any cars behind me!"