Woman Injured In Crash In Critical Condition; Other Driver Fled

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WACO (June 11, 2013)--Two women taken by ambulance to a local hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in South Waco remained in the hospital Tuesday, one of them in critical condition.

(Photo courtesy of Brady Bass)

The crash happened at around 2 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South 12th Street and James Avenue.

Police said a Dodge Charger traveling at what witnesses described as a high rate of speed, collided with a Buick Century whose driver had just pulled out of the parking lot of the nearby H-E-B store.

The women were both riding in the Buick, which came to rest against a tree on the side of the road.

The 73-year-old driver was in critical condition Tuesday and a 26-year-old passenger was in serious condition, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police were searching for the male driver of the Charger who police said fled after the crash, along with a passenger.

Swanton said investigators have interviewed the owner of the Charger, but no arrests have been made.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call Detective John Clark at (254) 750-3662.