Police are still searching for the driver 2010 / 2011 Dodge Challenger who they believe fled after striking 17-year-old Francisco Solis this past Sunday.
Devastated mother Michelle Solis is laconic: “How can people be so cruel and just leave somebody there to die?” After being discovered on the side of the road, Francisco was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he clung to life for two days before passing away. The only son of Michelle, his death has had a profound impact on her and his friends.
Hit and runs are unacceptable. Understandable, perhaps, but unacceptable. Fleeing the scene of an accident out of fear is a comprehensible reaction to something so horrific as hitting a pedestrian with your car. But, owning up is not only the legal thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. The attorneys and staff of Jeff Rasansky’s office encourage the driver who struck and killed Frankie as he walked along TX-183 to turn himself or herself in. The issue is less about fault in the accident (why was a teenager walking on a highway at 2 am?) and more about providing closure to the family.
Drive safely, Dallas.