Hit and Run Driver Injures Texas TV News Crew

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A McAllen, Texas reporter and her photographer were hospitalized after cops say their news car was struck by a speeding vehicle Yesterday morning.

Telemundo 40 reporter and weekend anchor Denisse Salinas and photographer JJ Ramos were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. While Ramos was released Monday, Salinas told The Monitor that internal injuries would keep her in the hospital for a few days.

The vehicle from Telemundo 40 was traveling westbound along the Expressway 83 frontage road when it was struck by a 2003 maroon GMC Envoy that also struck two other vehicles, said Cpl. Manuel Casas, Mission police spokesman. The driver of the Envoy fled the scene at a high speed, and authorities were working to track him down.

“We have a partial license plate (number) of ‘R34,’” Casas said.