A Texas teen has been arrested after he was allegedly caught in a shocking video mowing down a disabled man and then driving away without helping him.

Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas, 17, was booked into Travis County Jail Friday on charges that include failure to stop and render aid, injury to a disabled person and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The Austin Police Department released surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on Sept. 3 in a parking lot on North Lamar Boulevard.

In the footage, a man in a powered wheelchair can be seen slowly crossing the parking lot. When a white truck speeds into the frame, the man can be seen waving for the driver to slow down before he is struck and dragged into the main road.

Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas was arrested on Sept. 9.
Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas was arrested on Sept. 9.
Austin Police Department
A video still shows moments before the hit-and-run.
A video still shows moments before the hit-and-run.
Austin Police Department

Although the driver of the white truck sped off, a passing Austin Fire Department truck saw the accident and immediately stopped to render aid. The victim was transported by EMS services with life-threatening injuries. 

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.



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