Hit and run victim still in critical condition - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Hit and run victim still in critical condition

LUBBOCK (KCBD) - A 19-year-old is fighting for his life after being struck by a Chevy Blazer early this morning.

The accident happened shortly after 2:00 a.m. in the Depot District at the intersection of 19th and Crickets.

Lt. Jon Caspell with Lubbock Police says they have a suspect, but have not released his name and no arrests have been made. Accident investigators say they'll recommend charges to the district attorney's office next week.  

Caspell says the suspect called authorities in Ropesville to report the accident after it happened. The Ropesville Police Department put the suspect in contact with Lubbock police. Caspell says the suspect has been cooperative and they have impounded his car.  

Caspell says it's early in their investigation but they think alcohol may be a factor. "We believe alcohol is probably going to be a factor, probably for the pedestrian as well as the driver. That would be part of the ongoing investigation," he said.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will continue to follow the latest developments in this investigation.

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