Couple forced off motorcycle fighting for life after Sherman hit and run crash

Published: Feb. 27, 2019 at 6:35 PM CST
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Two people suffered serious injuries this weekend after a truck pulled out in front of their motorcycle, causing them to swerve off the road and crash-- then the truck took off.

Donnie and Janet Rose got on their motorcycle to head home from dinner Saturday night.

They were driving on the US 75 access road, right in front of Cheddar's just after 6 p.m., when Sherman police say a black pickup truck pulled out in front of the couple.

"Officers were dispatched for a a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle," said Sgt. Brett Mullen.

They were forced off the road, and police say the truck took off.

"There is evidence showing the person knew what happened and didn't stop, which makes this a criminal investigation," Mullen said.

The Roses weren't wearing helmets.

Leslie Bostick, Janet's sister, said Janet was flown to Plano with head injuries and is still in critical care.

"Donnie suffered broken bones but we're expecting a full recovery. My sister is a lot worse, but she has communicated with us," Bostick said.

Bostick said her sister is a nurse at TMC and Donnie works at Tyson.

"They are vibrant, outgoing, doers," she said. "It's hard to keep them at home. They live life to the fullest."

Bostick said while her sister fights for her life, she has a message for the driver of that pickup.

"I don't understand how someone can run a motorcycle off the road and leave two people for dead-- that's what they did. They left her in a ditch for dead," Bostick said.

The suspect faces a third degree felony for failing to stop and render aid.

Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Bostick has a fund set up at the Texas Star Bank under Janet and Donnie Rose for people who want to donate. She is organizing a benefit run for the Roses, next month in Denison.