A hit and run driver hit two young women at the Fort Worth Stockyards early Sunday morning. According to investigators, the crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. outside of the Neon Moon Saloon.
In an article that appeared on NBCDFW.com, the father of one of the victims, Aaron Underwood, said that his daughter was out celebrating her 20th birthday with an 18-year-old friend when a driver of a pickup truck came out of nowhere. The truck hit the girls and just kept on going.
Underwood’s daughter Amber is currently recovering from a broken pelvis, injured knee and stitches to her face at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. Amber’s friend, whose identity has not yet been released, suffered a broken femur in the incident.
Investigators have procured surveillance video from a nearby business. The video footage shows Amber Underwood crossing the street with two friends when a pickup truck crashed into them and did not stop after the crash.
“He didn’t even put his brake lights on,” Aaron Underwood said. Amber Underwood can only remember waking up in the middle of the street with a stranger comforting and staying next to her until help could arrive.
Aaron Underwood would like to find the man who helped his daughter in her time of need in order to thank him for helping Amber. In addition to his gratitude to the Good Samaritan, he also feels anger. He hopes that the person who hit Amber will come forward or that someone will recognize the truck that hit her.
Underwood indicated that he has worked in the area of the Stock yards for years; however, recently he has noticed that more vehicles are in the habit of speeding, especially along Exchange Street.
The driver that hit the two young women is still at large. The Fort Worth Police Department is urging anyone with information to come forward.
With the video footage and the potential help from the public, it’s only a matter of time before the driver that left Amber Underwood and her friend for dead is caught.
In the state of Texas, the penalty for hitting someone and leaving the scene is very serious. Anyone involved in a crash of any kind should immediately stop your vehicle and render aid if possible if there are injuries. They should also be sure to stay at the scene of the accident until they are given permission to leave by law enforcement officers.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a hit and run accident and you live the greater Dallas area, you need an attorney to represent you and see that justice is done. If this describes your situation, contact our offices today.