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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is searching for the suspect of a hit-and-run that happened downtown mid-July.
APD responded to a hit-and-run call on July 16 at approximately 11:57 p.m. It involved a vehicle and two people at the intersection of Lavaca Street and W. Cesar Chavez Street. Both victims were taken to the hospital and treated for severe injuries.
According to police, after hitting the victims, the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid. Instead, the driver sped away, heading north on Lavaca Street. They then turned east onto West 4th Street and drove north on Congress Ave.
APD said additional surveillance video showed the suspect vehicle passing multiple red lights, nearly hitting a pedicab and maneuvering around a crowd of people and vehicles after the hit-and-run incident.
APD described the suspect’s vehicle as a dark-colored, four-door sedan, and it possibly has a disabled placard hanging from the window.
The video of the incident was shared by APD.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers Web Site (Capital Area Crime Stoppers) or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers P3 Mobile Phone App.