Teen driver runs down six cyclists on Texas road, now faces felony charges: cops

teen driver runs down  cyclists with truck now faces felony charges
Source: Bike Law Network

Nov. 11 2021, Published 2:32 p.m. ET

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A 16-year-old boy drove his pickup truck in a group of six cyclists on a Texas road earlier this year and now police say the teenager is facing felony charges.

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On Sept. 25, police said the teen drove his truck into six cyclists on a four-lane road in Waller, Texas, severely injuring them all.

NBC News reported the cyclists were training for an Ironman competition and suffered spinal, brain and cervical injuries, as well as broken collarbones, hands and wrists after being hit by the Ford F-250.

All six of the cyclists were hospitalized, with two of them being transported by helicopter, officials said.

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According to a witness, the teen “assaulted” another group of cyclists right before the crash, as he “coal-rolled” the group, which means blanketing the area in diesel smoke, the Bike Law Network stated.

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The Bike Law Network represents the injured cyclists and stated they were “eagerly awaiting” the results of the investigation “for what feels like an eternity," according to NBC News.

Now the teenager has been charged with six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, officials said.

He turned himself in on Nov. 8 and was taken into custody by juvenile justice officials in Waller County, NBC News reported. The suspect's name has not been released.


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