Raymondville police continue hunt for hit-and-run driver

RAYMONDVILLE — Police had made no arrests yesterday in the investigation into a hit-and-run accident that critically injured a cyclist.

Meanwhile, victim Ruben Serna, believed to be 56 years old, is expected to survive after the suspect’s vehicle hit him as he rode a bicycle Saturday morning, City Manager Eleazar Garcia said yesterday.

But Serna remained in critical condition at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Terri Retana, the hospital’s spokeswoman, said yesterday afternoon.

Police have been counting on developing leads based on a photograph of a man who could be a person of interest in the case.

A local convenience store camera captured the image of the man seen driving a light-colored Explorer, Police Chief Uvaldo Zamora said earlier this week.

Zamora said investigators were searching for two pickup trucks that were pulling boats at the time of the accident. Investigators believe one of those pickup trucks could be the suspect’s vehicle, he said.

Zamora described one truck as a “light-colored Explorer” while the other was only described as a pickup truck.

The vehicle hit Serna while he rode his bicycle on the shoulder of the road in front of the Otis Klar Head Start center on East FM 186 at about 7 a.m. Saturday, Zamora said.

Serna, believed to be from Houston, was living in Raymondville, where he is believed to have been working at an area ranch, Zamora said.

Zamora is requesting anyone with information about the person of interest call the Raymondville Police Department, 956-689-2441.