LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, a bicyclist riding along Lotus Lane (FM 1194) was struck by a passing vehicle.
The accident occurred while both the vehicle and bicycle were traveling westbound in the 5900 block of Lotus Lane, near the entrance to the Oncor Electric Delivery facility and about one half mile from Loop 287/North John Redditt Drive in Lufkin.
Unaware of the extent of his injuries, the 53-year-old male bicyclist did not obtain the vehicle information or the contact or insurance information of its driver. The victim was later treated for a concussion and injuries to his back and ribs.
The victim described the vehicle as a newer model Dodge Ram. He believes that the truck is a three-quarter-ton or larger and diesel-powered, and said that it possibly is white in color.
If you were the driver of this vehicle, or you know the driver's identity, contact the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) office in Lufkin at (936) 634-5553.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous while still revealing the identity of the driver or providing information concerning the crash may contact Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or submit a tip at www.LufkinCrimeStoppers.com.
All calls and tips are anonymous. As of the posting of this article, Crime Stoppers of Lufkin is not aware of an active criminal investigation concerning this crash and is attempting only to assist DPS in identifying the driver of the vehicle, so that a crash investigation can be conducted.