HPD: Hit-and-run driver gives injured motorcyclist the slip

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HOUSTON — Police are still searching for the driver involved in a hit-in-run incident that left a motorcyclist with several broken bones in northwest Houston, according to investigators.

Houston investigators said the victim was riding his motorcycle  eastbound in the 1200 block of W. 43rd Street near Ella Boulevard when he was struck by a dark blue Chevy Tahoe that was leaving a parking lot. This all happened July 27.

Police said the driver hit the motorcyclist on his right side. The victim walked up to the driver, who police said was a white American man in his mid-60s with gray balding hair, a goatee and a large build.

Officers said the victim walked up to the driver, who was still seated in his truck. The driver asked the victim if he could move their vehicles off the street; but as the victim walked away to move his motorcycle, the man drove away.

Police said he went eastbound on W. 43 Street. Meanwhile, the victim went ta an area hospital where he was treated for a broken right ankle and three broken toes.

The driver is still at large, and police said his vehicle may be a 2004 to 2008 Chevy model.

Anyone with information in the is hit-and-run is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). The agency is offering a reward of up to $5,000.