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SAN ANTONIO -- A trip to Family Dollar almost cost a 46-year-old woman her life when a driver barreled into her at around 2 p.m. Wednesday - and never stopped to render aid.

Officers said the suspect was backing out of a parking spot at Cupples Road and Kirk Place on the city's west side when he suddenly pulled forward, hitting the woman.

The driver then fled the scene in his tan Ford Explorer.

Detectives checked surveillance video inside the Family Dollar to try to match the suspect's description. The video led them to their suspect: a 70-year-old man.

Just before 4 p.m., police caught up with the suspect. According to police, when the elderly man was asked why he didn't stop to help Vasquez, he said he didn't remember running anyone over.

The victim, Orlinda Vasquez, works right across the street from where she was struck. She has made tortillas at Benny's for the past 20 years.

Vasquez had tire marks on her waist and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There is currently no word on what charges the elderly man may face.

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