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Man charged in hit-and-run crash that injured 3 at bus stop in SW Houston

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By: Sharon Nunn/ Staff

HOUSTON-- Houston police have charged a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that injured multiple people in southwest Houston.

According to the Houston Police Department, Obdulio Vasquez was driving northbound on Chimney Rock in a silver Chevrolet Impala and was racing a white Ford F-150 around 8:20 p.m. Saturday.

Vasquez was weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed when he hit a silver Chrysler Town and Country, lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and crashed into a Metro bus stop and three pedestrians at the 5600 block of Chimney Rock.

Vasquez fled the scene and abandoned his Impala in a nearby apartment complex. Police officers found him hiding nearby and took him into custody. 

The three pedestrians were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital.

One woman suffered life-threatening injuries, one man suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries, and another man suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Vasquez, 38, was charged with three counts of failure to stop and render aid.