Bicycle Rider Hit By Police Car Dies
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say a bicyclist has been killed after being struck by a patrol car.
Police say the accident happened before dawn Thursday in southeast Houston.
Police spokesman Kese (KEES) Smith says the officer, identified only as R. Scott, was westbound when his patrol car hit the man riding a bicycle.
Smith says the officer had a green light at the intersection and tried to avoid the bicyclist, but struck the man.
The cyclist was dead at the scene. His name wasn't immediately released. Scott suffered minor injuries. The patrol car crashed across a sidewalk and into a fence.
Police are trying to determine whether Scott was responding to a call at the time of the accident. Smith says the patrol car's siren and emergency lights were not on.