Motorcyclist injured in hit and run: Driver had 'complete disregard for my well-being'

A motorcyclist flew off his motorcycle after he says a car rear-ended him in the middle of I-10. The driver responsible has not been caught.

SAN ANTONIO - Travis Zook, 25, is considered a walking miracle.

He flew off his motorcycle after he says a car rear-ended him in the middle of I-10 near Callaghan Monday night.

The driver responsible is still out on the streets.

"I'll be traumatized for the rest of my life from this," said Travis. "I can hear the vehicle revving and hitting the back of me every single day, multiple times a day."

On Monday, Travis picked up his brand new motorcycle.

"I've been riding since I was about 5 years old, so about 20 years," he said. "I've never owned a car, only motorcycles."

That evening, around 7:30, Travis was on the way home to pick up a helmet and jacket. At the time, he only had his motocross helmet.

As he rode down I-10 West, he says a white Camaro started following him.

"He had been following me since Vance Jackson and I-10," said Travis. "He followed me through every lane change that I made."

When they approached the Callaghan exit, Travis says the car revved the engine, rear-ended him, then kept driving.

"Once I landed on the ground and I looked up, I continued to see the Camaro take off and leave me there laying for dead in the middle of the highway."

Fighting the agonizing pain all over his body, Travis says he got up and ran across traffic lanes to safety.

"I thought about my daughter and got up as fast as I could," he said. "I didn't care how much pain I was in. I didn't want to leave her in this world."

His bike was split in two.

Zook has bruises down his back and legs, and he might need surgery on his ankle. Thankfully, he says he has no broken bones, but he will need to undergo physical therapy for the next several months.

His mother, Martha, who is in town from Colorado, rushed to the scene after Travis called her from the highway.

"Screaming on the phone, 'Mom! I've just been hit! I've just been hit!'" she said. "We understand that not only my son was impacted, but there were another eight cars in the accident as well. Some people are maybe still in the hospital from the debris, from trying to avoid hitting my son and hitting the motorcycle."

Travis says he's lucky to be alive.

"[The driver], he or she doesn't know if I'm still alive, if I got ran over, if I made it to the side of the street," he said. "They had complete disregard for my well-being."

Zook says the car that hit him is a newer white Camaro with blue LED lights. He and his mother shared pictures on social media describing the crash, and strangers have shared the post thousands of times trying to find the driver.

If you have any information on this crash, call police.

"Right after rush hour, 7:30 p.m., there are still so many cars on I-10. To have avoided being hit, that could have only been an angel watching him. It's a miracle," said Martha.

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