DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas city councilman is accused of hitting a teen on a scooter with his car and driving away Wednesday morning.
Dallas police towed Councilman Kevin Felder’s car away from a City of Dallas public meeting Wednesday evening.
Police are looking at surveillance video, including from a city bus, to see who was driving the car that hit the teen.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. along Malcolm X Boulevard in South Dallas.
Valerie Ballard claims to have witnessed the accident and says as the teen asked Felder to get out of the car the councilman asked the young man ‘Do you know who I am?’
“I was in shock,” said Ballard. “I couldn’t believe that he just drove away.”
Ballard said she went to check on the teenager and he told her Felder hit him from behind.
Ballard said she was upset when she saw the damage to Felder’s car — on the passenger side.
“I could tell he [the teen] was fighting back tears when I was talking to him, but I tried to stress that ‘no you don’t let somebody hit you and drive away. No, we are going to report this. I’ll do it’.”
She said called police and the teen’s dad.
Dallas police confirm they are investing Councilman Felder’s involvement in the crash.
Councilman Felder didn’t speak to reporters after Wednesday night’s meeting.
Ballard say the teen had bruising to one of his forearms and was checked out by paramedics.