UPDATE: Suspect arrested in hit and run crash


UPDATE: The Midland Police Department made an arrested in connection to a hit and run accident on March 7.

A Crime Stopper’s tip led police to the 2600 block of Flynt.

Arriving on scene, police found the truck and made contact with Justin Williamson.

According to a release, Williamson admitted to driving the truck at the time of the accident. He was arrested and charged for leaving the scene of an accident.

MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- Midland Crime Stoppers are asking for help identifying a suspect in a hit and run crash that injured a motorcyclist Sunday.

Around 4:30 p.m. March 7th, officers responded to the 1000 block of N. Midkiff about an accident involving a motorcycle.

According to a release, a motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside lane of N. Midkiff. A grey Dodge Ram 1500 truck was traveling northbound in the center turn lane. The truck began turning westbound into a private drive without yielding the right of way to the motorcycle.

Officers say the driver of the truck left the scene of the accident and the motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The truck is described as a grey Dodge Ram 1500 with a chrome bumper guard and headache rack and will be missing the whole passenger side taillight and may have some minor damage to the right-back quarter panel around the wheel.

ABC Big 2 and FOX 24 spoke to one witness who said she’ll never forget what she saw on Sunday.

“I saw the motorcycle, I also saw the puddle of blood and that really got to me,” said Veronica Nabarrette. “Just knowing that person and their family are suffering it’s just a terrible feeling to see someone else hurt.”

Nabarrette works nearby and saw the aftermath of the accident, she hopes the driver responsible will do the right thing.

“People go through a lot of things, people have made mistakes,” Nabarrette said. “But I believe that if they can find it in their hearts to come out and have answers for the family and take responsibility.”

Nabarrette said this is not the first accident that has happened along Midkiff Road in Midland, she hopes this will be a reminder to everyone to be more careful.

“It’s the people behind the wheel that can make a difference, regardless if you are behind the wheel of a motorcycle or the wheel of a vehicle,” Nabarrette said. “It’s very important to be cautious and to take care of each other on the road.”

For now, Nabarrette said she’s thinking about the motorcyclist and his family.

“I hope he is able to walk out of there and give his family big hug because it is really important and I’m sure his family is hurting as well.”

Please call MPD or Midland Crime Stoppers at 432-694-TIPS if they have any information on this suspect. If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a $1,000 cash reward.

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