AUSTIN, Texas – Authorities said a man struck two Bowie High School students with a stolen vehicle and then fled the scene.
The incident happened on the morning of March 27 in South Austin.
According to court documents, the suspect, 48-year-old Edward Tijerina, was driving a white 2016 Land Rover when he struck two girls in the 4100 block of west Slaughter Lane. When police arrived at the scene, they found one of the victims with an injury on her wrist and the other victim with an injury on her left foot/ankle. Both victims were conscious and alert.
Police were able to view dash camera footage shot by a witness, which allowed them to see the suspect's vehicle hitting the victims, stopping momentarily and then driving down west Slaughter Lane. The driver did not stop to check on the girls and render aid, according to the affidavit.
Authorities were able to later locate Tijerina and discovered the car he was driving had been stolen since Jan. 23 from a parking garage. Tijerina was charged with failure to stop and render aid.