Dallas Police Search for Suspect in Hit-and-Run That Killed a Cyclist

Surveillance video shows a white SUV stop after a cyclist is hit, the driver exits the vehicle before driving away

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Dallas Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man riding his bike Sunday morning.

According to Dallas Police Department, a cyclist riding southbound in the 12900 block of Kleberg Road at Handlin Street when was hit from behind by an SUV.

The impact threw the victim a significant distance into the grassy area next to the roadway.

Video tweeted by Dallas Police Department shows a cyclist riding a bike along the road when a white SUV comes up from behind.

The brake lights of the SUV can be seen along with a person exiting the vehicle. The person then returns to the vehicle and drives off without helping the bicyclist.

David Urias woke up to the police at his front door. They wanted to know if his home security cameras captured the moments a driver hit a bicyclist. He pulled the video which had a recording of the seconds just before the fatal collision.

“You can see the video where the guy is riding the bike and like after there’s like a white SUV type vehicle, and you can just hear the impact,” said Urias.

Next door, neighbor Tammy McGill said she heard the impact.

“It wasn’t the impact of a car,” said McGill. “I just heard 'crunch.' It was really short and fast.”

McGill said it’s the tragic outcome of what has been an ongoing problem of reckless driving.

“This is what happens every day. Cars speeding and racing up and down this street,” she said.

While talking to Urias, cars, motorcycles and four-wheelers still accelerated up and down the road.

“Sometimes it sounds like a racetrack out here,” he said.

Neighbors said there’s now a petition circulating for the installation of speed bumps and other safety measures. Meanwhile, police say they need someone who knows something to come forward.

According to TxDOT, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths accounted for 20% of the 4,490 fatalities on Texas roadways in 2021.

Over Labor Day weekend, TxDOT launched its pedestrian and bicyclist safety campaign as an additional part of the “Be Safe. Drive Smart” initiative. The campaign runs through Sept. 15.

If anyone knows the identity of the suspect or has any information about this crash, they are asked to contact Dallas Police Detective Kenneth Watson at 214-671-0015 or kenneth.watson@dallaspolice.gov and reference case number 165437-2022.

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