AUSTIN -- Austin police and the family of a cyclist with cerebral palsy are counting on the public’s helping in finding a dark-colored car responsible for a crash severely injuring the rider.
It happened Friday, July 19, around 3:30 in the afternoon in front of the Dairy Queen at 8728 North Lamar near Payton Gin Road.
The restaurant’s security cameras captured the car in question, a dark-colored Sedan coming out of the Shell station next door, heading north on Lamar.
The video shows the dark car clipping a light-colored car, sending it out of control and careening into 55-year-old Randy Murchison, who was riding his bike to the Dairy Queen.
The car that actually hit the cyclist stopped, but the dark car that caused the crash can been seen continuing north without stopping.
Murchison has been in the Hospital ever since the crash with seven broken ribs, a broken arm and a bruised kidney.
“They have no heart. They're running from something. Something illegal, no driver's license, drinking, drugs. I don't know, but they're obviously not a human with a heart,” said Patricia Rinehart, Randy’s sister.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Austin police.