Driver sought in hit-and-run accident in southwest Houston

May 31, 2013 9:24:38 AM PDT
Police hope you can help them solve a hit-and-run accident in southwest Houston that happened last week.

The incident happened around 3:50pm on May 24 on the 6400 block of Rampart Street near the Moonmist intersection.

Police say a 29-year-old male was walking on the eastbound sidewalk of Rampart St. when he was struck by a light blue SUV which had jumped the curb onto the sidewalk.

The suspect's vehicle also hit a concrete barrier there.

The suspect didn't stop, continuing north on Rampart, then making a right going east on High Star and another right going south on Mullins.

The victim suffered a broken leg and other minor injuries, according to authorities.

The driver is described as a Hispanic male. Witnesses reported seeing several other Hispanic teen females inside the vehicle.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a Saturn Vue SUV that witnesses describe a being "poorly painted light blue." The vehicle also had a broken back window, which was covered and taped with a light colored plastic covering.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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