Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable hits bicyclist with patrol car

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
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TOMBALL, Texas (KTRK) -- A bicyclist has been injured in a collision with a law enforcement patrol car in Tomball.

The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary information from the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office is that a deputy struck a person riding a bicycle at an intersection.

"The patrol car was traveling west on Medical Complex Drive, and had a green light, it appears to us, although the investigation is still ongoing. The bicyclist ran the red light going south on Highway 249 Business," Capt. James Blackledge of the Pct. 4 Constable's Office said. "There was impact there. The pedestrian was thrown off the bike and onto the car, and rolled on the ground."

The bicyclist was described as a man in his 70s. He was flown to the hospital by Life Flight in unknown condition.

ABC13 reporter Chaz Miller is gathering more information at the scene and will have live updates this afternoon on Eyewitness News.

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