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.

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  1. To My Mentor and Supporter, Big Bob…We will NEVER be the same up at work without you, You were Our Rock, Our Glue and Our Stand up Man. But most of all You were and are, a wonderful friend with a heart of gold, that loved each and everyone of us.
    My heart feels emptiness, but I can feel you around me,see your smile, and hear your laughter.
    Thank you for all that you stand for/stood for, and for loving me as a friend. It’s been an honor to stand next to you. I keep telling myself…God needed an Angel, and he only takes the BEST, God knew your struggles, and he choose to take his angel doing what he loved best…Riding in the Wind, Free as can be. I Promise you, We will be there for Tina and the Family. So Wrap your Wings around your Family…
    So R.I. P…until we meet again, save me a spot….Always your Lil’ Bit

  2. I am so sorry for this families loss, I have worked with Tina for many years and also knew Bob.
    May god be with this family.

  3. Bob was also a staunch supporter of the U.T. Police Department and other local municipalities abroad. I along with several others will sure miss him and as for me I will NEVER forget him.
    I was proud to call him my friend.

  4. We will miss you Bob! You were truly a great person with a big heart. Our prayers are with Tina and the family.

  5. Bob Cobb was one of the most incredible people you could ever want to meet His charity knew no bounds. His laughter was contagious. He was an incredible teacher, mentor and friend. He saved many lives both throughout his career and through the paramedics he has taught throughout the years. His quick laughter and ability to handle the worst situations was unparalleled. He was an incredible inspiration to anyone he met.. He will be sorely missed and no one will ever compare to him. He was truly an angel on earth with a heart of gold. He was one of a kind.

  6. Very saddened by the loss of our patriach of the UTMB ED…we are all sad that we lost our wonderful Angel

  7. Many Facts are errant in this report, None the less, we at UTMB in Galveston will Mourn the loss of one of our own.. The Emergency Department will, not soon, recover from the loss of one of their top Employees as will The Gulf Coast EMS Angels and other organizations and lives he has touched in his short time on earth.. R.I.P , Brother Big Bob Cobb. . . .

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