Driver wanted in hit-and-run on Gulf Freeway

Last August, the driver hit a pedestrian and failed to stop and render aid

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HOUSTON - Houston police need your help finding the person who hit a pedestrian and then kept driving on the Gulf Freeway back in August.

Police said on August 5, a 20-year-old woman was in a vehicle that had pulled to the shoulder after catching fire in the 13700 block of the southbound Gulf Freeway.

Around 4:40 a.m., officials said the woman got out of the car on the passenger's side and began to walk around the burning car.  She was then hit by a car.

Police said the other driver did not stop to help the victim.

The victim was taken to an area hospital and has since recovered from her injuries.  

Investigators have no new information regarding the suspect driver or vehicle and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477). 

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). 

All tipsters remain anonymous.

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