Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run on UTSA Blvd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — June 8, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle on UTSA Boulevard in Northwest San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:00 p.m. on UTSA Blvd near Interstate 10. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking on the sidewalk by the roadway when a driver lost control, ran up onto the sidewalk, and hit them. The driver then left the scene without stopping.
The pedestrian suffered a broken leg in the crash and was taken to a hospital.
The investigation is ongoing as police search for the hit-and-run driver. No further information is available at this time.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Hit-and-Run on UTSA Boulevard in San Antonio
Authorities must do everything they can to locate the driver who left the scene--not only to ensure that person faces appropriate punishment, but also to determine precisely why they ran. Did they just panic? Did they have something to hide, like drugs or active warrants? Were they drunk?
Many hit-and-runs are eventually found to be due to alcohol consumption. If that was the case in San Antonio, that could mean a local alcohol provider is liable for the victim's injuries under dram shop law.
That may not be the case here, but only further investigation could say. What police are doing now--searching for evidence and witnesses, checking surveillance footage from the area, and chasing down leads--is crucial in tracking down the vehicle that fled. Whatever information they can find and then relay to the public is one more piece of the puzzle that someone will eventually put together and use to recognize a suspect. As long as someone does the right thing at that point, I believe there can be some resolution to this accident. In the meantime it's best to focus on helping the victim as investigators work to learn more.