UPDATE VIDEO: Two Amarillo Women Seriously Injured in Hit and Run
The Amarillo Police Department need your help in identifying a hit and run suspect.
Update: February 22, 2022, 8:00am - Reward for information has been increased to $2000
Edited: 1:45pm Monday, February 21st
Disclaimer: the following video contains images of these two women being hit, please use discretion when watching.
There is now a $1000 reward for help finding the suspect of this hit and run.
The Amarillo Police were called out to an accident on early Saturday morning, February 19th at 1:46 am. The location of the incident was on SW 10th. A white SUV hit two women crossing the street. They were not crossing at cross walk or intersection.
The white SUV left the scene.
A 36-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The second woman, 24-years-old, was also taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The APD Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating this hit and run, and they are needing the help of the Amarillo public. If you have any information about the incident call the Amarillo Police Department Traffic Unit at 806-378-4250. If you would like to make an anonymous report you can call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 806-374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org, or the P3 app.
Not stopping for an accident is never OK. I don't care about your circumstances, if you hit someone, be it a car or the actual person, YOU STOP! These women were seriously injured and could have died.
It is the responsibility of the driver to stop. Even if you are going to get in trouble, you take responsibility for your actions. You do not leave an injured person in the middle of the street and run.
Use common sense, If you are driving in the middle of the night in an area with bars, you have to be more alert. If you are a driver that has been drinking, do not get behind the wheel of a car. It's that simple.
Be responsible! Life is precious.