City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: APD Public Information Office 512-974-5017 Email
Additional surveillance video of the car involved in the hit-and-run on July 16, 2022 available.
The suspect vehicle is seen passing multiple red lights, almost striking a pedicab, and maneuvering around a crowd of people and vehicles at the intersections of 4th and Lavaca and 4th and Colorado.
Photo of Suspect Vehicle:
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Time: 11:57 p.m.
Location: Lavaca St and W. Cesar Chavez St
Suspect Vehicle: Dark in color four-door sedan, possibly has a disabled placard hanging from the window.
On Saturday, July 16, 2022, at approximately 11:57 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a call in regards to a hit-and-run between a vehicle and two people at the intersection of Lavaca St and W. Cesar Chavez St. Both victims who have severe injuries were taken to the hospital.
After hitting the victims, the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render aid. Instead, the driver sped away north on Lavaca St., turned east onto W. 4th St., and then drove north on Congress Ave. Camera footage shows the driver ran several red lights and went around multiple pedestrians.
Surveillance video of the incident is available on APD’s official YouTube account.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS, submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers Web Site (Capital Area Crime Stoppers), or submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers P3 Mobile Phone App.