Waller Police are investigating a crash in which a 16-year-old driver crashed a large pick-up truck into six bicyclists.
According to reports, the crash occurred around 10:30 am Saturday morning on Business 290 in Waller County.
Witnesses to the accident said the driver was menacing the bicyclists and may have been attempting to “roll coal,” an act where drivers of diesel trucks will accelerate rapidly in an attempt to send thick, black diesel exhaust towards those that the vehicle is passing.
The driver first “rolled coal” at a group of bicyclists including witness Chase Ferrell. The truck driver then continued onward and attempted to “roll coal” at another group when he lost control and barreled into at least six bicyclists. Ferrell said he was sure he’d find dead cyclists once he reached the group.
Fortunately, none of the cyclists suffered life-threatening injuries. However, reports did note several were hospitalized with should, back, and neck injuries.
The teen was stopped by police, but was not and has not been arrested.
Ferrell said six cyclists involved are awaiting surgery.
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