A child’s birthday party was turned into a tragedy after a suspected drunk driver ran over a 4-year-old girl then fled the scene on Saturday night.
According to eyewitness Cindy Flores, the driver struck the child, putting her in a position to hold onto the hood of the vehicle. The driver then hit the accelerator rather than stopping.
Flores said the girl had been playing with a piñata on a driveway around 8:00 p.m. in the 2100 block of Floral Street in southeast Houston when a man driving a black Nissan Altima ran a stop sign and swerved before hitting the child.
The child’s father jumped in his truck and followed the suspect. He was able to lead police to the suspect driver, who was found in the 6800 block of the Gulf Freeway. Investigators then found and took the suspect in custody. Witnesses believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Houston Police officials report that the girl was responsive when she was taken to the hospital. She suffered a cut on her head and a broken leg from the incident. The child is expected to survive the injuries sustained in the accident.
Authorities stated that the suspect driver is yet to be charged.
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