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A Motorcyclist Is Dragged After A Hit-And-Run Crash. The Driver Is Still At Large.

A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after being in a hit-and-run crash and dragged for nearly a half a mile along the East Freeway in Houston on Tuesday night.

KHOU in Houston reports that on Tuesday, July 21st at 10:00 p.m., firefighters with Houston Fire and Rescue and officers from the Houston Police Department responded to reports of a motorcycle fire.  Emergency crews responded to the area around McCarty Drive in the 8000 block of the East Freeway.

Firefighters extinguished the motorcycle fire while police searched for the missing rider who was not in close proximity to the bike.   He was later found further down the freeway and transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery. His identity had not been released by the time of the report.

Investigators say that the motorcyclist had been part of a group of riders.  The victim decided to go ahead of the other riders. He lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a vehicle. 

While the motorcyclist was still lying in the road, he and his bike were struck by a white pickup truck and dragged along the freeway.  The motorcycle and rider eventually broke free from the truck, but the driver did not stop.

Houston Police investigators say that the driver of the white pickup truck is still at large. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any further information to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

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