PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Plano are looking for a driver who fatally hit a 59-year-old pedestrian and then drove away from the crash last week, police said.
Police said the incident happened at around 7:40 p.m. in the 2700 block of 14th Street on Saturday, Feb. 15.
According to police, the victim, later identified as Jimmy Robinson, was walking on a sidewalk when he had to walk into the street to get around a vehicle that was stopped as it was backing out of a driveway. While he was on the street, police said another vehicle hit traveling down 14th Street hit him.
Police said the suspect vehicle stopped briefly as a passenger in that vehicle got out and ran away. The driver then left the scene of the crash without helping Robinson.
The 59-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police are now looking for the driver and passenger who were in the suspect vehicle. However, there were no immediate descriptions available as police continue to investigate.
Michael Adams says the hit and run accident that killed his stepdad has left him and his family broken-hearted.
“The man would literally give you the shirt off his back if he thought he could help somebody,” said Adams.
Now, Adams says he and his family need help achieving justice for Robinson.
“He was not my real dad but he taught me a lot of things as a young man growing up, taking responsibility for the things that I did, and teaching me things that a young man should know to become a young adult,” Adams said.
All Adams can do now is pay tribute to his stepfather and pray that someone will come forward with information about who’s responsible.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest and indictment for the incident.