Driver ran over man who fell out of golf cart, Austin police say


Austin police have accused a driver of running over a man who fell out of a golf cart last year, according to an arrest affidavit filed last week.

Colton Trevor Longden, 27, faces a felony charge of failure to stop and render aid as a result of an investigation into the incident in the Rainey Street Historic District.

According to three witnesses, the victim had fallen out of the golf cart at Red River and Driskill streets in the wee hours of Sept. 16, 2016, when a white Ford pickup ran over the man, the affidavit said. One of the witnesses took a photo of the vehicle when it stopped in the street after hitting the victim.

The witnesses told Austin police that the truck “stopped for a moment and then proceeded to leave the scene” and that “there was no attempt to check the welfare of the person that was run over by the driver,” according to the affidavit.

The victim, who was taken to the hospital, had abrasions on his face, arms and legs, along with tire marks on the back of both of his legs, police said in the affidavit.

Investigators traced the vehicle to Longden, who told police that he is the only one who drives the vehicle, according to the document. Longden also told police that if only the back tires ran over the victim, then he “would not have known that he ran someone over and thought it was one of many potholes in the street,” the affidavit said.

Longden, whose bail was set at $15,000, was not in custody at the Travis County Jail on Monday.



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