Pictured: A 48-year-old man was killed instantly when he was struck from behind by a driver in a Ford King Ranch truck as he was riding his bicycle on West Front, Street near Johnson Street at 10 a.m. Friday. Photo by OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER
Bueno was thrown about 100 feet from his bicycle
Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal
A Spiderman backpack, a shoe in the middle of the road and a mangled red bike were possessions left behind in a fatal accident on West Front Street, near Johnson Street, where a 48-year-old man riding his bike was hit and killed on impact.
Samuel Bueno, 48, died instantly Friday at 10 a.m. when he was riding his bike eastbound on the sidewalk and got hit from behind by a black Ford King Ranch truck, police said.
According to police, the King Ranch truck, a Dodge Ram 1500 truck and the bicyclist were all traveling eastbound on West Front Street near Johnson Street.
Police said the driver of the King Ranch truck, Roel Resendez, 44, was seen swerving and driving out of control several blocks before the accident occurred.
Police said that Resendez might have suffered from a seizure or medical condition that led to the crash.
Resendez first hit the Dodge truck from behind on Front Street, struck the utility pole that was split in half on the side of the road, and then plowed into the cyclist who was riding on the sidewalk, police said.
Bueno was thrown about 100 feet at impact, police said.
The King Ranch truck came to a rest on a vacant field near the Department of Public Safety office with the Dodge truck on the road.
Both drivers, Resendez and Lazaro Rosas, 45, were transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice with non-life threatening injuries that included lacerations and possible broken bones, police said.
The accident is under investigation, police said.