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Man may lose leg after being struck by hit-and-run driver, police say


A man may lose his leg after receiving severe injuries in a hit-and-run incident early Friday morning, police said.

The incident happened at about 12:40 a.m. in the 4900 block of Fair Park Boulevard, near the intersection of Interstate 35W and Interstate 20, police spokesman Tracy Carter said.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, Carter said. He said no description of the suspect vehicle is available.

“The victim sustained severe injuries to his leg which are not thought to be life- threatening, but may result in the loss of his leg,” Carter said.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition and the suspect is still at large, Carter said.

Police did not say whether surveillance video of the incident has been obtained or whether the victim has been able to talk to investigators yet.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

Mesquite police are looking for a person who backed into a pedestrian at a gas station then drove away. Video released by the police department shows the driver entering the gas station and the hit and run.

Grand Prairie police said the bicyclist was struck by a mid-2000, 4-door, gray Chevrolet sedan, with damage to the area around the passenger side headlight, which proceeded northbound on S. Belt Line Road near I-20 around 6 a.m. on Sunday morning.