A man heading to work on a bicycle on Monday became the city's latest hit and run victim . It's a case police are hoping someone out there can help them solve.
The 68-year old man was hit on Leopard Street at Old Brownsville Road during the lunch hour by the driver of a red sport utility vehicle. He said they never slowed down or stopped after the accident.
Bobby Gene Gonzales had just left the nearby HEB and was heading to work. He took a shortcut through a bank parking lot when he was hit.
"I started cutting into their entry and this truck came out of nowhere," Gonzales said. "I mean, I didn't see it. It was so sudden, and it just kept going. I mean, he saw me. I'm sure he saw me, because my bike was right beside his truck and he just pushed my bike over and I fell on my cheek."
Gonzales was knocked off his bike and slammed onto the pavement. He actually refused to go to the hospital, and stayed on the scene to answer questions about what happened.
The 68-year old man also suffered some other cuts and scrapes. Police took pictures of his injuries and looked over his bicycle. The only problem is that no one got a license plate of the SUV that hit him, or a description of the driver.
Officers said this may end up as an unsolved case unless a witness steps forward, or video surveillance from the bank shows the license plate of the SUV.
"Some witness somewhere might have gotten a better description, because again, we've got to rely on video from an angle with just a description and no license plate," said Sr. Officer Jesus Solis of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "So hopefully someone will come forward and say they saw it."
The hit and run took out Gonzales' brake lines, so police loaded up his bike for him and took him to his job.
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