Midland man dies after being hit by a garbage truck


MIDLAND, Texas ( ABC Big 2 / FOX 24) – A Midland man is dead after a garbage truck hit him Monday morning. The accident happened near the intersection of Midkiff Rd. and Wall St.

Tim Cline with Breaking Bread Ministries knew the man who was hit and killed. Midland Police have identified him as 64 year old Roberto Enriquez many knew him as Bobby.

People who knew Bobby said he would always cross the street near Midkiff and Wall St., they said they were afraid something like this would happen.

“I said Bobby you’re going to get hit by a car, you’ve got to stop crossing the street,” Cline said. “He would walk across the street to Reyna’s in the morning and get a couple of burritos, they always took care of him over there and then he would walk across the street over here to Shell and the girls in here loved him very much.”

Police tell us a garbage truck hit Enriquez while he was crossing South Midkiff Rd, after 6 A.M Monday morning.

“I just heard the trash truck break hard and two minutes later the ambulance, police officers and everybody came,” said Rosalia Castro.

Employees at Reyna’s Restaurant near by said Enriquez came in for a meal every morning, after seeing the accident they are heartbroken.

“He would always tell us everyday God bless you all, thank you all for feeding me. Everyday he would tell us the same thing,” said Valera Cantu.

People who work along the intersection said a lot of homeless people frequent the area and cross the street all the time, they want drivers to be more careful.

“Stay alert especially on these lights they are always pan handling, looking for money, looking for food, just be careful be alert, that’s all we ask,” Castro said.

For now people who knew Bobby want everyone to know what kind of person he was.

“He was just a wonderful guy, he had a big heart and he loved everybody,” Cline said. ” He is in a better place right now, I know that.”

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