Texas teenager arrested in hit-and-run that left wheelchair-bound man with serious injuries

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A 17-year-old was arrested for allegedly running over a wheelchair-bound man in a north Austin parking lot on Sept. 3 then fleeing the scene, leaving the victim with serious injuries, police said. 

Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas was taken into custody on Sept. 9 and charged with injury to a disabled person, failure to stop and render aid, and unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas, 17, is facing multiple felonies in relation to a hit-and-run on Sept. 3 that left a man with serious injuries. 

Pablo Antonio Avila-Banagas, 17, is facing multiple felonies in relation to a hit-and-run on Sept. 3 that left a man with serious injuries.  (Austin Police Department)

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Surveillance video released by the Austin Police Department shows the victim crossing a parking lot in his electric wheelchair when he put up his hand and motioned for an oncoming truck to slow down. 

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The driver of the truck then ran over the man and his wheelchair, skipped a curb and fled the scene. 

The suspect skipped a curb and fled the scene, but was arrested days later. 

The suspect skipped a curb and fled the scene, but was arrested days later.  (Austin Police Department)

The Austin Fire Department and police officers responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. 

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He suffered severe, life-threatening injuries, according to the Austin Police Department.