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Elderly Arlington man in critical condition after hit and run

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A 73 year old Arlington man out for his morning walk Saturday was the victim of a hit and run driver. Police say Terry Pinkston was walking on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of Ascension Boulevard in North Arlington when a car left the road and hit him from behind. The driver did not stop to render aid.

His family says Pinkston loves to walk and exercise. He now has four broken ribs, three broken vertebrae and other internal injuries.

"I would hope that that person just screwed up and got scared, but I would like them to have a conscience and I would like them to think if this was your daddy, would you leave them there?" I can't leave an animal on the side of the road that I've seen hit.  I can't imagine that they could in good faith leave a human being," said Shannon Pinkston, Terry's daughter.

A resident of a nearby apartment complex heard the collision and ran out onto his balcony to see the suspect vehicle drive away. He called 9-11 and went down to help Pinkston.

The suspect vehicle is described as an indigo or dark blue Chevrolet Cavalier 2-door, possibly a mid-90s or early 2000 model that may have damage to the right side of the hood and/or front windshield area.

"I want them to do the right thing and turn themselves in and be accountable for what they did," said Shannon Pinkston.

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