AUSTIN -- A man is in the hospital after an SUV ran into him at a Southeast Austin bus stop.
Austin police say the driver who caused the crash was simply being impatient when he plowed directly into a man waiting at the bus stop on East Riverside near Town Creek.
Officers say the driver of the SUV tried swerving around a car in front of him that was stopped at a red light. Witnesses say he clipped one car before he careened into a bus stop at 30 miles-per-hour. Police say the man didn't even brake.
The man who was hurt has broken bones, even compound fractures. His condition was considered life-threatening when he left the scene. KVUE was later told he is getting better, although he is still listed as critical. Another witness banged up his knee when he tried yanking the soon-to-be victim out of the path of the SUV.
"There is a lot of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic out here. We just ask everybody to be as patient as they can, slow down and keep an eye on traffic," Sgt. Robert Andrews of the Austin Police Department said.
Austin detectives say they tested the driver for alcohol at the scene and he showed no signs of intoxication. He did get a ticket for following too closely, a Class C misdemeanor. More charges could come depending on the victim's condition.