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San Angelo PD: Motorcyclist seriously injured in a street race against a car

Police arrested the driver of the car for DWI
Credit: FOX West Texas
A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing his bike during a street race against a car.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Parts of what was once a motorcycle were found scattered across the 200 block of N. Koenigheim Friday morning. A witness told San Angelo police that the motorcycle crashed overnight while racing against a passenger car. Officers closed the part of Koenigheim for several hours early this morning while they cleared the scene. 

San Angelo Police said in a statement that the accident happened just before 2:00 a.m. Friday. A witness told police that Anthony Padilla, 28 was driving a passenger car and racing Keifer Ekert, 28, who was on a motorcycle. Erkert then lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officers arrested Padilla for Driving while intoxicated. He was taken to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. Police say this is an ongoing investigation.