A Texas teen was booked into jail Friday after allegedly mowing down a disabled man in a gruesome hit-and-run incident.
The shocking incident unfolded on Sept. 3 at around 10:00 a.m. in a parking lot in northern Austin, with officers arriving on the scene in response to a call about a pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle, according to Austin police.
Video footage shows the man in an electric wheelchair crossing through a parking lot when he spotted the driver, who police have identified as 17-year-old Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas, driving toward him and appeared to signal to the driver to stop.
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Instead of stopping or swerving, the driver plowed into the victim, dragging him several feet before speeding off as the victim lay motionless on the ground. (RELATED: Woman Cut In Two In Easter Sunday Hit-And-Run)
The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, according to authorities.
Avila-Banagas was charged with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony; injury to a disabled person; unlawful carry of a firearm and failure to identify in relation to this case, according to police.