Hewitt — Girl Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver on Panther Way
Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 4:01 am
The Hewitt Police Department is still looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and injured a girl on Panther Way, Friday.
In an unspecified time last Thursday, local officers responded to Panther Way after receiving a call reporting a crash. According to initial reports, a Midway high school freshman was walking near the school’s soccer fields when she was struck by a vehicle. The impact of the collision left the victim with a broken wrist and ankle, Assistant Hewitt Police Chief Tuck Sanders said. She was sent to a local hospital for further care.
No identification has been released at this time.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle who hit the pedestrian is nowhere to be found. Police have yet to identify the suspect and locate his car.
Officials are asking anyone who witnessed or has information about the accident to call authorities.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our prayers go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of the injured victim.
In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.
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