Police Invesigate Early-Morning Assault (pickup rampage in Lubbock)
A couple of days ago, I was complaining about macho babies and their road tank 4X4 pickups.
Lubbock police are investigating an early morning hit-and-run accident in the Overton neighborhood as an aggravated assault.
The accident, which occurred about 2:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, resulted in an accident investigation callout. According to witnesses, a white pickup truck struck a woman near Mac Davis Lane and Avenue V and drove away.
Sgt. Robert Hook of the LPD traffic division said the case was referred to the crimes against persons division after officers determined the woman was struck deliberately.
The victim, who was taken to University Medical Center, has not been identified.
Eric Finley, a UMC spokesman, said the woman is in critical condition.
I was leaving a social engagement and happened to witness the immediate aftermath of this incident, including the pickup fleeing the scene. It is a white long cab 4wd pickup, probably a Ford, with loud exhausts and a black brush guard. The girl has very serious head injuries. She was part of a crowd that witnesses said had been blocking the street. I will not speculate about causes but one witness said there was an exchange of words between the crowd and the driver. One jackass from the crowd tried to fight with an EMT and was arrested. It was as senseless and stupid an occurrence as I have ever seen even in Lubbock.