Caught on camera: man clings on car hood after hit and run
A College Station man is still in jail accused of a very bizarre hit and run accident that was caught on camera.
The victim was stuck on the hood of the suspect's car. This happened Thursday around 4:30 p.m. on Briarcrest Drive at the Highway 6 bridge near Stripes.
50-year-old Andrew Bush was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second DWI and failing to leave info. Zane Wallace says his pickup had minor damage when it was rear-ended by a Dodge Charger when they were stopped on the Briarcrest bridge. The Texas A&M student was shocked by what happened next.
"I very easily could have been killed in that whole ordeal. And he just didn't care," said Wallace.
Wallace says after his pickup was rear-ended, he got out of his car to check on the other driver. That's when the man driving accelerated the car toward him.
"I remember banging on the window of the car while I'm holding on screaming let me off let me off and he just shakes his head no," said Wallace.
“I wanted to help him, but I couldn’t safely do it and I saw that other people were coming to his aid," said Steve Christian, a College Station resident who caught part of the incident on camera.
"I was wondering what could have gone through the mind of the Charger driver to cause him to do that? And to find out he was under the influence does make a lot of sense," added Christian.
Wallace was taken on a wild ride more than half a mile down the road as fast as 50 mph. He says more than half a dozen drivers worked to slow the driver down so he could jump off near an Exxon Station at Boonville Road and Briarcrest. Bystanders then boxed the driver in near Copperfield Drive.
"I would probably not be here today without the fact they slowed him down enough for me jump off safely," said Wallace, who said he's grateful so many helped.
“They could have easily gone about their day but the fact that they stopped and helped out. That is amazing," he said.
Police say that Bush admitted he tried to knock Wallace off his car.
"My reaction was 'wow.' It was unreal. It seemed unreal. You just see you don't normally see people riding on the hood of a car," said Officer Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department, when asked about her reaction seeing video of the incident.
She said witnesses really helped with the case.
"Trying to get the guy to slow down so that he could get off the car safely, it just speaks volumes to those witnesses and those people who helped him out and we really appreciate what they did," said McKethan.
"That was the best workout ever," said Wallace about his aches and pains from the incident. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out. He said his girlfriend was also in the truck when they were rear-ended and she was being checked out Friday at a medical clinic.
"I can wish bad things on him all day until the cows come home. But at the end of the day I'm still breathing and I just want him to get better and get the help he needs," said Wallace.
Police say Bush admitted to drinking a Four Loko alcoholic drink before the incident and said he was afraid and didn't know what to do after the accident. Bush remains in the Brazos County Jail on bonds totaling $18,000.