Two women are nursing injuries following a crash that took place on Saturday night in McLennan County.
They are 65-year-old Ellen Cunningham and her 68-year-old pal Marcia Bench, according to accident reports.
On Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said the accident wasn’t a hit-and-run, but Cunningham’s family believes otherwise.
The two women were walking in the 2000 block of Buster Chatham Road close to Angle Lane in Elm Mott when they got struck by a car.
Family members reported that they were making their way to see a friend around 9 p.m.
Initial reports suggested that the driver of the vehicle didn’t stop but the authorities later said that wasn’t the case.
In a press release, Sgt. Ryan Howard said further investigations revealed that the driver returned to the scene. He said as a result of the investigation, no charges would be filed.
However, Cunningham’s family said they don’t believe the individual stopped to render aid.
Her son Andrew Cunningham his brother Sam was first on the scene since Ellen called him.
He said Sam was there until their mother was taken to hospital and the driver didn’t come back.
Andrew said the deputies who were at the crash site were not aware that anyone returned.
Cunningham and Bench were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Cunningham is recovering at home while Bench is in the Intensive Care Unit.
More information could be published in future accident reports.
Cunningham and Bench have the right to seek assistance from a car injury lawyer.
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