Skip to comments.Woman trying to run across I-35 in high heels dies, hit-and-run suspect charged
Posted on 09/07/2018 12:54:11 PM PDT by bgill
Police have identified a woman killed when she tried to run across an I-35 frontage road in high heels in an alleged hit-and-run crash in Downtown Austin. According to the arrest affidavit, 21-year-old Felipe Hernandez is charged with failure to stop and render aid, a third-degree felony...A responding officer to the collision was told by the victim's sister that they were walking back from the bar Terminal 6 when a man asked if the woman could run fast in heels. The woman said she could, and before her sister could stop her, she ran across the road and almost made it across before she was hit by an SUV and dragged 15 yards,
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Every week, someone dies trying to cross I-35. You'd think people would learn.
“...when a man asked if the woman could run fast in heels.”
Heck of a pickup line.
Condolences though. We’ve all done stupid things - and some end up paying a much higher price.
Maybe the driver is from Kenya ,you’re fair game if you step onto a road there
I creamed a pedestrian once, about 12 years ago. I stopped.
If only she were wearing Nikes.
Yeah. She could have experienced that “sacrifice for what you believe in” that they are promoting these days.
Years ago, I officed in San Antonio in a building on I35. Two women had their car break down. They didn’t get to the shoulder, nut they did manage to get to the inside lane by the middle divider.
Our whole office watched and watched as one of the idiots tried and tried to cross 3 lanes of heavy traffic at 3:00 in the afternoon. We just knew we were going to witness a brutal and horrible incident. I won’t call it an accident, because the woman was doing this ON PURPOSE!
Anyhoo - long story short - a car stopped and the woman got in and was safely DRIVEN to safety.
God, I still think about that and how traumatized I would be to this day if I did see her get splattered all over I35.
I wouldnt stop if I thought the people that person was with would kill me.
"...pedestrian in high-heels dies..."
Good call. Same here.
If only she were wearing Nikes.
Yeah. She would have. But she had already burned them.
And I think you may have nailed his defense.
Most likely will spend time in jail for a stupid stunt
by the woman who was killed. He left the scene but did return.
It sounds like the accident itself was not his fault, as he's not charged for that, apparently, and he did eventually return to the scene. He may have simply been in a sort of shock at what had happened. If his prior record is clean and he's legal, I'd tend to go a little easy on him...
Id get home, call my lawyer, and have the lawyer call the sheriff. not cops.
Most 21 year old drivers in Austin named Felipe Hernandez are either illegal, drunk, high, or have warrants, or are uninsured, or etc.
Why stop? The victim is at fault, and if you stop - YOU are going back to Mexico, or jail or worse.
(Please note. I’m just stating their rationale. I would of course stop. But I’m not an illegal, drunk, high, or have warrants, or uninsured, or etc.)
“Walking back from the bar.”
See, if she had been smoking pot she would have been too lazy to run and she’d be alive today.
Sure, but you’re probably not an illegal immigrant driving without a license and insurance...
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