Valet hit by angry driver claiming someone broke into his truck in Houston's southside, police say

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Angry driver hits valet employee in Houston's southside, police say
Witnesses reported the driver being upset and accusing the valet of knowing who allegedly broke into his pickup truck. Video seen only on ABC13 captured what happened next.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Jarring video shows a hit-and-run crash in southeast Houston that sent a club valet to the hospital on Thanksgiving morning.

The Houston Police Department said the crash happened in the 3300 block of Kelton near Old Spanish Trail at about 2:15 a.m. on Nov. 23.

Witnesses told police that the driver of a pickup truck was upset because he claimed someone had broken into his truck.

Investigators said the driver believed valets from a nearby club knew who it was.

Video shared only with ABC13 captured what happened next.

In the video, headlights can be seen casting behind two people walking on Kelton Street before one of them is hit and thrown into a nearby driveway.

Investigators said the impact was so hard that it launched the employee 90 feet, where he landed in someone's front yard.

The employee, a 23-year-old man, was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK. The driver was nowhere to be found.

Police said they are searching for the suspect, but haven't provided a description. The suspect's vehicle is a large pickup truck with a light bar on top.

If you know anything about this case, authorities urge you to contact the Houston Police Department's Major Assault Unit at 713-308-1100.

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