HOUSTON MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN 290 ACCIDENT

A 41-year old Houston motorcyclist died late Friday of injuries suffered in a noon time accident just west of Brenham, when the tires blew out on his motorcycle on highway 290.  His 44-year old wife and passenger suffered critical injuries in the same incident.

Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety say that Robert Cobb was headed westbound on 290, about three and a half miles west of Brenham when the blow out occurred at 12:08pm.  Cobb was critically injured and taken to the emergency room of the Scott and White Brenham Hospital.  He died there at 4:16pm.

His wife and passenger, 44-year old Tina Cobb suffered incapacitating injuries and was taken to the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan where she was last reported in critical condition.

The weather conditions were clear and dry.  The investigation continues.