Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on North Zaragoza in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- January 23, 2022, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a vehicle hit them off Zaragoza, then fled the scene.
Authorities reported that the accident took place outside Mi Bar Cantina at 1441 North Zaragoza at around 2:00 a.m. In their reports, officials said that a pedestrian was walking out of Mi Bar Cantina. While doing so, reports say that a pickup hit the pedestrian in the parking lot. The pickup then left the scene.
The unidentified pedestrian had serious injuries following the accident. Police describe the runaway driver as a Hispanic male in a white, full-sized pickup. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Pedestrian Hit-and-run Accident on North Zaragoza in El Paso
It's just shameful to see something like this happen. Obviously keeping these reports in the public eye until someone can identify the driver is crucial. It will also be important going forward to find out why that person ran. At 2:00 a.m. outside of bar, it's very likely that this driver didn't want police to know they were drunk, and that's why they fled. That can result in unique legal avenues to get people the help they need, so the sooner investigators get answers here, the better.