BEDFORD, Texas - Bedford police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who ran over a motorcyclist, dragging him several feet under the vehicle.
The incident was caught on surveillance cameras nearby. It happened near 121 and Harwood around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Video shows a dark-colored Hyundai run over the motorcyclist from behind. Police are not sure if it was on purpose but want to find the driver.
Quron Simms says was just riding along the service road when was caught off guard and hit from behind by someone else driving.
“That's when the car hit me from behind and rides on top of me and just drives with me underneath them,” he recalled.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows Simms as he's hit and dragged down the road.
“I remember going down,” he recalled. “After we went down, I remember looking under the car turning and turning.”
According to witnesses and police, the driver didn't stop.
“When I saw the video and they didn't even like automatically stop out of action, it was shocking,” said Melba Simms, the victim’s mother. “It's totally shocking to see it.”
Quron spent three nights in the hospital with several injuries to his legs. He's already had one surgery to repair ligaments in his leg and will have several more. Doctors are telling him it might be a year before he walks again.
Quron says he's trying to stay positive but wants to find out who was behind the wheel of the car so he can get some closure.
“Just turn yourself in. Do the right thing,” he said. “You can't look at yourself in the mirror knowing what you did.”
“You're playing a dangerous game,” Melba said. “And you're playing with other people's lives.”
Police believe they're looking for a dark colored 4-door Hyundai Elantra, possibly a 2006 to 2010 model. Bedford police are asking anyone with tips to contact them.