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WHEELCHAIR RIDER WAS LEFT LYING IN ROAD, WITNESSES REPORT
Pearsall Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in a hit-and-run incident that injured a disabled man on Valentine’s Day.
Police say a man was struck by a small black two-door pick-up truck around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 as he was traveling home from Walmart in a motorized wheelchair.
According to a report on the case, a passerby who stopped to render aid found the victim lying near the intersection of Cedar and Frio streets.
Responding officers noted that the victim was wearing a reflective vest over his clothes and his motorized wheelchair appeared notably damaged from the impact.
The man was able to tell officers that after the truck hit him in his wheelchair the vehicle continued to drive east on Frio Street without stopping.
The victim was transported to Frio Regional Hospital by ambulance and was later transferred to a San Antonio hospital.
“Any assistance that the public could provide that would be beneficial in identifying the suspect would be greatly appreciated,” Police Chief Daniel Flores said on Tuesday afternoon.