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Press Release 060314(01)-Hit and Run Crash Leaves Woman Injured, Police Search for Driver

A woman is being treated at a local hospital for life-threatening injuries she sustained after an early morning hit and run crash.


At approximately 8:30 a.m., San Angelo police responded to Knickerbocker Road and Bentwood for the report of a crash.


Once on scene, officers discovered a severely injured female victim.  The woman was transported to San Angelo Community Hospital where she is being treated for life-threatening injuries.  Her current condition is unknown.


Traffic Investigators have determined that that the victim was the passenger in a maroon SUV that was headed southwest on Knickerbocker alongside a pickup truck that was towing a tractor.  The driver of the truck changed lanes and caused a collision with the front left portion of the SUV.  The driver of the truck came to a stop for the traffic signal at the intersection of Bentwood and Knickerbocker and during the stop; the victim exited the maroon SUV in an attempt to get the truck driver's attention.  At some point, the victim's hand became lodged in a void located on the truck's bed, and when the light turned green, the truck driver proceeded to travel with the victim still attached.  Police estimate the woman was dragged approximately 500 feet before she fell off and the truck's trailer ran over her.    


It is unknown if the truck's driver was aware of the initial or secondary accident.


Witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as a white or cream-colored pickup truck, possibly extended cab or 4-door, towing a rust-colored trailer with a rust-colored tractor.  The truck was last seen traveling southwest towards Lake Nasworthy. 


If you have information about the suspect's location or identity, please call the Hit and Run Investigator, Steven Quade, at 325-657-4253.   To remain anonymous, call the SAPD's 24 hour Tip Hotline at 1-855-TIPS-247.  You can also text your tips, text TIP SAPD followed by your message, to 888777.  You can submit Tips online at http://local.nixle.com/tip/san-angelo-police-department/