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Club valet hospitalized after being hit by alleged angry driver in SE Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who appeared to intentionally strike a valet last Thursday morning in southeast Houston, according to ABC13.

The incident unfolded in the 3300 block of Kelton Street, north of Old Spanish Trail. Houston Police were called to the scene some time after 2:15 a.m.

Preliminary details indicate a male driver was upset because he believed someone had broken into his pickup truck, and that those employed as valets at the nearby club were aware.

Security cameras in the area captured the suspect’s vehicle–a large but unspecified pickup truck with a light bar on the top–hitting one of two people walking ahead. The victim, a 23-year-old man, was then launch about 90 feet before landing in a nearby driveway.

While officials have not disclosed the condition of the victim, who was rushed to a local hospital, he is expected to survive.

Authorities continue to investigate and search for the driver, who fled the scene after the crash.

The Houston Police Department’s Major Assault Unit encourages anyone with information to reach out at 713-308-1100.

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