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Man dies after dirt bike collides with dump truck in NE Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A 31-year-old man was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon when his dirt bike struck a dump truck whose driver fled the scene in northeast Houston, reports the Houston Police Department.

The hit-and-run incident occurred in the 2600 block of Parker Road, near Shady Lane Park, in the city’s Eastex/Jensen neighborhood. It was first reported at about 4:15 p.m.

A preliminary investigation by the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division indicates the man was operating a Kawasaki dirt bike northbound on Shady Lane. After failing to yield to the right-of-way at the stop sign, he was hit by an unknown green and white dump truck that was heading eastbound on Parker Road. Authorities said the driver of the dump truck continued away from the scene without stopping to render aid.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department rushed the male rider to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, confirmed officials.

An investigation and search for the fleeing driver and vehicle remains ongoing. Anyone who may have information is encouraged to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072. Those wishing to remain anonymous can reach Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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