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Man getting off DART bus injured in hit-&-run crash

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GARLAND, Texas -

A hit-and-run accident left a Dallas man unconscious with a broken leg, lots of bruises and no memory of what happened.

Jerome Benavidez, 23, says he woke up in a Plano hospital room on September 5, not sure how he got there.

"I woke up in the hospital, I just woke up and saw some lacerations on my chest and saw them stitching me up," Benavidez said. "It was pretty weird, I don't remember anything."

He had taken a bus from Lake Ray Hubbard to a Garland Transit Center to catch the train home to South Dallas.

Benavidez says he doesn't even remember stepping off the bus.

"The told me when I woke up, they found me 20 feet away from my shoes," Benavidez said.

Whoever hit him, didn't stop to help.

Garland police say Benavidez failed to yield to the right of way and would've been at fault. But since the person left the scene, he or she will be cited.

A witness says the car was an early 1990s model white Honda Prelude with tinted windows.

Video from a nearby Richland College building shows a white car heading west on Walnut Street after the crash.

Benavidez is going to be out of work for three months, but he and his father are grateful his injuries are only minor.

"We just buried my brother a month ago, and my son's okay," Jerome Benavidez Sr., said, "a long road to recovery with physical therapy and all that good stuff, but we can do that because he's here."

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