Truck drives away after hitting two women in Stockyards

Fort Worth police are looking for the person who hit two women in the Stockyards and just kept driving.

Amber Underwood and her friend Brooklyn were out Saturday night celebrating Amber's 20th birthday, which was at midnight Sunday. No more than two hours later, both were being rushed to the hospital.

"We were walking across, and the truck just hit us,” Amber Underwood said in a hospital interview.

The two were walking across Main Street in the Stockyards near 25th street when they were hit by a truck that witnesses say just drove off.

"I remember waking up afterwards and a man was holding my hand telling me I wasn't going to die,” Amber Underwood said.

Video shows that even though the truck had the green light, other cars slowed down immediately when they saw the women. Several other people rushed over to help the two.

Brooklyn has a broken femur and injured knees. Underwood has a fractured pelvis, tore some ligaments in my knee and has a sore neck.

Underwood’s father can't understand how anyone could drive off after hitting two people.

"It's only going to get worse if you don't come forward,” Aaron Underwood said. "It's a pretty heartless thing to do to leave two people laying on the concrete in the pouring rain to die not even caring whether or not they were dead already or not or whether they needed help or anything"

The truck involved is a silver Ford F-150 or 250, a missing headlight, damage to the front end, a dealer plate on the back and real license plate on the front.

"I think it was an accident I don't think they did it on purpose,” Amber Underwood said. “But I do think it's very cowardly to not stop and make sure we are okay. I don't know how somebody could do that to two human beings"

Fort Worth police traffic investigators have the surveillance video and are hopeful tips can lead to an arrest.

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