February 7, 2012
A member of the University of Texas women’s soccer team remains in critical condition today after being hit by a car Friday morning. According to reports from The Statesman, the accident happened at around 2:00 AM at the intersection of East Eight Street and San Jacinto Boulevard in downtown Austin, Texas.
Witnesses say that the woman and two friends were crossing the street in a crosswalk when a Chevy Impala driven by an intoxicated 22-year-old man blew through the red light and hit the three friends. The drunk driver never slowed the vehicle and sped away. That is when a witness on a motorcycle chased the driver down after watching him be involved in two more accidents. When the vehicle finally stopped, the motorcyclist pulled the vomiting man from the vehicle and hogtied him with a belt until police could arrive and take the driver into custody.
The driver was arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid, as well as intoxication assault.
The victims were taken to a local hospital where the soccer player remains in critical condition.
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