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Hit-and-run during tire change injures 2

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DUNCANVILLE, Texas -

Two women were injured Thursday night when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver while standing next to their disabled vehicle.

The accident happened at about 8 p.m. in Duncanville, on the Cockrell Hill exit ramp of Highway 67.

Marteen Reed, her husband and her friend, Omega Jones, were changing a flat tire on their red SUV. They were waiting for a relative to bring them extra lug nuts when they saw the headlights.

"When I turned around, I just see lights and vehicle coming towards us. The first thing I could think is run," Reed said. "Then I felt a burning all on this side and I just couldn't move at all."

A police officer who was on his way to help with the flat actually caught the accident on video.

It shows a vehicle hit its breaks on the exit ramp and then dart down the embankment to get back on the highway.

In the process that vehicle hit Jones, who then fell into Reed.

Jones was taken to the hospital by helicopter. She suffered serious injuries.

Reed was hospitalized non-life threatening injuries and later released. Her husband was not hurt.

Police are now hoping someone will come forward with information about the hit-and-run driver. They want to talk to anyone who may have seen the vehicle coming down the embankment.

"It makes no sense to think you can hit anyone and get away with it," Reed said. "I really want them to catch who did this to us."

 

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