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Dallas Police Searching for Fatal Hit-and-Run Suspect

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The Dallas Police Department is searching for a driver suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a cyclist on Sunday.

The incident occurred around 7 am on the 12900 block of Kleberg Road in Southeast Dallas, according to police.

The cyclist was traveling south on his bike when a white SUV struck him from behind, throwing him off of his bike “a significant distance.” The cyclist landed in a grassy area near the road and died from his injuries.

The hit-and-run was captured on local resident David Urias’ outdoor home surveillance camera.

In the video, the driver can be seen stopping and exiting their vehicle after striking the cyclist. However, they return to their vehicle shortly after and drive away without providing any sort of aid to the victim.

Dallas police posted the video on Twitter.

In the comments beneath the post, local residents have tried to determine the make and model of the white SUV, with suggestions including Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander.

Urias told NBC 5 that “you can just hear the impact” of the vehicle hitting the cyclist on the recording.

Urias’ neighbor, Tammy McGill, stated, “I just heard ‘crunch.’ It was really short and fast.”

She went on to tell NBC 5 that every day there are “cars speeding and racing up and down this street.”

Some residents in the neighborhood are now reportedly circulating a petition to install speed bumps and other safety measures that could help prevent deadly incidents like what happened on Sunday.

Authorities have not disclosed the identity of the victim yet.

Police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the incident to contact law enforcement by phone at 214-671-0015 or by email at kenneth.watson@dallaspolice.gov.

Cyclists and pedestrians made up 20% of roadway deaths in Texas in 2021, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, with over 7,500 incidents reported in which they were involved.

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