CYPRESS, Texas (CBS Local) — A motorcyclist who lost control and crashed after allegedly flipping off a driver on a Texas highway is in critical condition, deputies said.
A woman and her child were in a Chevy Suburban making a left turn Sunday night on the North Eldridge Parkway in Cypress, just northwest of Houston, when the motorcyclist was revving his engine behind her, according to authorities.READ MORE: Homeland Security Chief At Texas-Mexico Border As Thousands Of Migrants Crowd In Makeshift Camp
The man, driving a black Harley-Davidson, passed the woman on her right and made an obscene gesture, KPRC reported. He then got in front of her vehicle and turned around and flipped her off a second time, but lost control and crashed.
“After he gave her the finger a second time, he lost control, hit the curb and struck his head. He was unconscious at the scene,” Harris County Sheriff’s Officer Dashana Cheek-McNeal told KTRK.
Police said the driver of the Chevy Suburban did not hit the motorcyclist.MORE NEWS: Governor Greg Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration For Texas In Response To Border Crisis
Paramedics performed CPR on the motorcyclist, who was taken to a hospital via LifeFlight in critical condition, authorities said.