It’s beginning to seem like every month there’s another pedestrian death or hit-and-run accident. This past Friday night in Fort Worth a pedestrian was killed by a driver who fled the scene of the accident without stopping to help. It happened around 11:30 pm in the 100 block of Riverside Drive. At the time of the accident the victim Emanuel Hernandez and his friend were walking to a bar. They saw an early-90’s model Mustang speeding on the road. Hernandez crossed the street while running in order to make to the other side before the car came towards them.
The Mustang hit Hernandez and his body was tossed onto the hood of the car. The car did not stop. Hernandez remained on top of the car for what witnesses say was about 150 feet before he fell back into the road. The driver actually paused when the pedestrian hit the street, but only long enough to reverse and drive around the wounded victim before darting away from the scene. Although there was an attempt from a nearby witness to follow the driver, the Mustang was too savvy and made it out without anyone capturing the license plate number.
Hernandez was taken to nearby JPS hospital where he died of his injuries on Sunday morning. The police are still investigating. The car was last seen turning north on Airport Freeway. The car has been described as red, brown or silver. Any information could help, so if you saw something – say something. Call detectives at 817-335-4222, or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 800-469-TIPS.