Fatal Hit & Run Involving Pedestrian - Report #2022-02950066
By Tim Ciesco
Posted on October 22, 2022, October 22, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, at approximately 2:49 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to the 1300 block of W Division Street after a passerby reported seeing a woman lying unresponsive near the roadway.

The woman, who did not have any form of ID on her, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on physical evidence investigators found in the roadway, they believe the woman was attempting to cross W Division Street when she was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling westbound. The driver did not stop or render aid to the woman. She was not using a designated crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing.

At this time, we have been unable to locate any witnesses to the collision or surveillance video that shows it. Investigators believe the suspect vehicle will have visible damage to the front passenger’s side. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Ritcheson at (817) 575-8601. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased once a positive ID is made and next of kin have been notified.

The Arlington Police Department reminds drivers it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash that results in someone being injured. State law also requires you to render aid to anyone who is injured, which can be as simple as calling 911.

Pedestrians should always use traffic lights and designated crosswalks when crossing roadways. Cutting across a roadway is dangerous at all times of the day, but particularly when it’s dark outside and visibility is reduced. For more information about pedestrian safety, click here to view a short public service announcement.

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