Woman hit and dragged by car when trying to cross street

- A woman is still in the hospital after being hit and dragged by a car Friday night while crossing a road.

It happened at 7th street and the I-35 service road.

This intersection is right by the police station in downtown. 

Jared Weikert, who witnessed the crash, said he may never forget what he saw that night.

"She was in the middle of the street underneath the underpass and was lying motionless," said Weikert. Weikert had just got off work and was driving home when he saw the woman get hit.

According to police, 2 sisters were walking on 7th street when someone asked if they could run fast in heels. One of the sisters then took off and almost made it across the street when she was struck. The victim was dragged on the ground by the car for about 15 yards.

"I didn't sleep Friday night at all when I got home," said Weikert when he recalled the incident.

Having gone through first aid training, Weikert said there was no way he could just continue on home, so he got out to help. "Noticed what seemed she was unconscious; my first thought was she was actually deceased because her eyes were open," said Weikert.

The victim eventually came too.

"I just stayed with her, another gentleman was there with me at that time and we were addressing everything," said Weikert. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and needed immediate surgery. 

After Weikert told police what he saw, he noticed another man enter the scene. "He gave a cop an ID and sat down," said Weikert. Turns out it was the driver who hit the victim.

According to an affidavit on this case, 21-year-old Felipe Hernandez said he knew he had hit someone, drove for a little bit and made a u turn before crying in his car. He then returned to the scene to turn himself in.

Right now Hernandez is being charged with failing to render aid.

The condition of the victim isn't being released at this time and the incident is still under investigation.

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