Police are searching for a man who crashed into two women who were sitting outside a restaurant this month.
Surveillance video from Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, 3721 Justin Road, shows a newer-model black Kia Optima pull into a parking space shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 15. The car jumped the curb and accelerated, crashing into a park bench where two women were sitting. The two women were taken to the hospital and have since been released, police said.
The driver got out of the vehicle for a few moments but then got back into his car and left with leaving any identifying information, police said. No one took down the vehicle’s license plate number or learned the driver’s identity, said Wess Griffin, police spokesman.
The suspect’s Kia should have light damage to the front bumper, which may be concentrated on the driver’s side where the majority of the impact occurred. The vehicle had no front license plate at the time of the offense, police said.
The suspect was described as being about 6 feet tall and about 50 years old. He was wearing a gray polo shirt, gray or brown cargo shorts and flip-flop-style sandals, police said.
Police say the man could face a felony charge of failure to stop and render aid. If he is arrested and convicted, he could face five years in prison, Griffin said.