Young child, woman injured in hit-and-run on I-610 near Pecan Park
HOUSTON, TX — A 21-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl were hospitalized last Wednesday, July 12, following a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 610 in southeast Houston, reports Click2Houston.
Authorities said the incident occurred before Exit 32 to Telephone Road (Reveille Street) and Woodridge Drive.
The young woman, Jasmine Martinez, told authorities she was driving a Mazda 3 when she turned on her blinkers as she prepared to exit ahead. At one point, the Mazda was rear-ended and pushed off the freeway before colliding with two or three trees.
Though the causing driver fled the scene in their reported red pickup truck, good Samaritans stopped and helped Martinez and her passenger, the 4-year-old girl, out of the wreckage.
The young girl was left with bruises and had to get stitches around her eyes, while Martinez, who remains in the ICU as of this writing, faces a long recovery from “three broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and internal bleeding.”
Anyone with information on the suspect or fleeing vehicle is urged to call the Houston Police Department.
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