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Security Camera Records Semi Ramming Into Family Of Four

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A security camera captured the moment a truck plowed into Jose Gomez.

"He was coming way, way too fast. Way too fast," said Gomez.

Gomez's wife and two sons were in the car when it happened.

Four-year-old Xavier remembered being scared and seeing his little brother cry. Their father was scared, too.

"Fear for my kids. Fear for my kids," said Gomez.

Gomez, though, said the truck driver kept going, pursued by witnesses who had seen the crash.

They followed him to a nearby truck yard, where Gomez confronted Alcemo Vasques, 49.

"This guy was stumbling, falling," he said.

Yet, he says, half an hour later, when police arrived, they made no mention in their report Vasques had left the scene and never gave him a breathalyzer.

It was Gomez who eventually asked the gas station at the corner to check its cameras and discovered footage of the crash.

"I saw the video and I was just speechless, speechless," he said.

He said he later learned Vasques, a commercial truck driver, had no insurance.

Gomez said he's left paying for the damage to his only car and for his injured back.

"He just got away with it, and I'm the one left in pain," said Gomez.

Vasques did not answer our phone calls.

A Dallas police spokesperson said he is checking on the case.

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