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Woman's Freeway Stunt in Heels Ends Badly

She wanted to prove she could run fast, but got hit by an SUV
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Woman Hit by Car Trying to Prove She Can Run in Heels
   (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

(Newser) – A woman trying to prove she could run quickly in heels didn't run fast enough Saturday: The unidentified woman, who'd been asked if she could run in the shoes she was wearing, had nearly crossed Interstate 35 after leaving an Austin bar around 2:30am when she was hit by an SUV, reports the Austin American Statesman. She survived, but needed surgery to stop bleeding in her brain. Police say the SUV initially left the scene but was located nearby 20 minutes later. Charged with failure to stop and render aid, Felipe Hernandez, 21, told authorities he continued driving, then "sat in his vehicle crying before returning to the scene," according to an affidavit, per Fox News. (Read more hit and run stories.)

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