|Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 7000 North Wayside Drive about 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday (October 8).
The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Uribe and Officer C. Sartor reported:
The bicyclist was traveling westbound and crossing Wayside Drive when he was struck by an HPD patrol vehicle traveling southbound on Wayside Drive en route to a call for service involving a potential suicide in progress. Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the bicyclist deceased.
Preliminary indications are the bicyclist failed to yield the right of way prior to entering the intersection and being struck.
The investigation is continuing, including whether or not HPD policies and procedures were properly followed in the incident. A complete crash reconstruction will be conducted to include investigation into speed and all traffic laws and the Houston Police Department will coordinate with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office regarding the ongoing fatality investigation.