With little information to work with, local law enforcement officials are searching for a vehicle and its driver, who was involved in a hit and run that left a local man with broken bones and other injuries.
Alan Domiko Facio, 20, was taken to the hospital by ambulance Saturday and later transported by air to a Fort Worth hospital after he was struck by an unidentified driver of a black car.
Stephenville Police Chief Roy Halsell said Facio sustained broken bones, including broken ribs, and suffered a concussion. The victim’s current condition is not known.
The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Saturday on CR 386, or Water Tower Road, when Facio was driving a go-cart near his residence. Halsell said the driver of the black car, fled the scene moments after the collision.
According to Halsell, a neighbor witnessed the driver flee after hearing the collision occur, but did not witness the accident.
“The (witness’) view was obstructed, but (the witness) did see an individual get into a black car and leave the accident scene just moments after hearing the crash, with the victim still lying on the ground,” Halsell said.
If convicted, the driver faces charges of failing to stop and render aide, a third-degree felony, and could also face additional crimes as a result of the accident. Under the traffic code, a third-degree felony offense carries a penalty of up to five years in jail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 918-1200 or CrimeStoppers at 254-965-CASH (2274), where tipsters can remain anonymous.