DENTON, TX (12/05/2015) — Two UNT students were struck and seriously injured after an auto-pedestrian hit-and-run accident early Saturday morning.
According to police, two University of North Texas (UNT) students—one of which has been identified as Zachary Adams—were struck by a pickup truck along South Carroll Boulevard and West Sycamore Street in Denton, Texas.
Witnesses reported that at around 2:20 a.m., the driver of a maroon GM pickup truck hit Adams and his roommate (only identified as “Bobby”) as they were talking toward Denton square. After the incident, the driver fled the scene without rendering aid.
“I hear an engine rev up, I looked over my shoulder and see this pickup truck. Then he veers over to the right and smashes over me and Bobby. I hit the curb and I see Bobby hit the concrete barrier. And after that I see the car. He didn’t slow down or anything, just kept driving,” said Zachary Adams.
Police have stated that the pickup truck was located on Saturday and is currently being processed for evidence.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reported that in 2012 approximately 76,000 pedestrians were injured as a result of hit-and-run accidents, and the numbers are on the rise. We hope that an investigation will bring the victims and their families the answers they seek. If you have any information regarding this accident, please leave a comment below.