Austin man charged in a hit-and-run that injured woman who is trying to prove that they can run fast in high heels,’ cops say

An Austin man is facing charges for running over a woman as she tried to sprint on a road to prove that they can run fast in heels” and driving away, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox News.

The woman was walking back from a local bar around 2:30 Saturday with her sister, when an unknown man asked if she could walk in the shoes that she wore. To prove that her talents, the woman when she began to run across the road.


A maroon SUV hit and dragged the woman about 15 feet during her attempt to get to the other side of an intersection along Interstate 35, Austin Police said in the statement.

A witness told police that the driver of the vehicle did not stop after hitting the woman, but “keep driving to the east … until it is no longer in the picture.”


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The police responded to the scene almost 20 minutes later. They saw the suspicious car nearby and that the driver as Felipe Hernandez.

Hernandez, 21, told police “he knew that he had hit someone, and went through the northern path to the light, made a U-turn, and sat in his vehicle to cry before returning to the scene,” the declaration states.

The woman was transported to a hospital for a “brain bleeding and requires immediate surgery,” according to police.

Hernandez is charged with failure to stop and render aid, a third degree felony.

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