PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - Pass Christian police have a suspect in custody in a hit and run accident that seriously injured a girl Friday night.
The accident happened just before 6pm at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Davis Avenue. That’s in the heart of downtown where the annual Christmas in the Pass celebration was underway.
Pass Christian Police Chief Tim Hendricks said the suspect is David Hernandez, a Honduran national who is in the country illegally. Hernandez is charged with one felony count of leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury.
Chief Hendricks said Hernandez was stopped by a Harrison County sheriff’s deputy at Freddy Franks Road and Menge Avenue not long after the hit and run. Bond for Hernandez was set at $200,000 by Judge Phillips Whitman.
As for the victim, Chief Hendricks said she was taken to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. But because of the extent of her injuries, she may have to be transferred to another hospital, most likely USA Medical Center in Mobile.