AUSTIN, Texas - Earlier this month, an 88-year-old man was hit and killed while riding his bike.
On Septemebr 12, Thi Ho was hit by a vehicle while in the 10th street crosswalk near Settlers Valley Drive. Police say he was hit by an inattentive driver and was ejected approximately 40 feet. According to a city spokesperson, the Pflugerville Police Department’s investigation determined that both the driver and Ho were inattentive.
As an immigrant, Ho spent most of his life in Vietnam. He lived through three wars, and a communist regime.
After moving to Texas, Ho found peace on the Pflugerville Hike and Bike Trail.
“I don’t know exactly, the exact mileage, but I’ve seen him in some crazy areas around town.” laughed Thi Ho’s grandson, Nhat Ho. “I want his legacy to be about safety you know, on these trails, he loved being outside.”
Ho's family has started a petition to rename the Pflugerville Hike and Bike trail after Thi Ho.
“Just the message to put down your phones when your driving...he was important to me, and your text messages will always be there, but my grandfathers no longer here with us.” said Nhat Ho.
Ho’s family is asking anyone who may have information on the crash to come forward.
At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver, the case is pending final review from the district attorney’s office.