• June 20, 2022

5yo Boy Injured in Hit-and-Run on Avant Ave in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX — June 18, 2022, a five-year-old boy was struck and injured by a hit-and-run vehicle on Avant Avenue in San Antonio.

According to reports the incident happened shortly before 6:15 p.m. on the 1300 block of Avant Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests the child was standing on the sidewalk with his relatives near an ice cream truck, across the street from his home. His father started to cross the street and the five-year-old went after him but was struck in the roadway.

The boy reportedly sustained minor injuries in the collision and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The Chevrolet that struck him stopped briefly at the scene but then fled.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Hit-and-Run on Avant Ave in San Antonio

It's always frustrating to read about another Texas hit-and-run, but when the victim is a child that really takes things to another level. I doubt I'm alone in hoping the driver is located and justice is done in the near future. Police seem to know the car is a Chevrolet; was anyone at the scene able to describe it in more detail? Its model, color, even a license plate or distinguishing features? Did any nearby businesses capture any images or footage of a similar vehicle passing through the area?

Police often gain traction in investigations like this by releasing any details and developments to the public, and in turn the public helps them by providing any new information they can about the suspect or the vehicle in question. Maybe that won't be necessary and the suspect will contact police, but regrettably that can't be counted on. Coordinated efforts from law enforcement and the community may be needed to see justice done, and the news calling the boy's injuries "minor" doesn't excuse anyone from trying to avoid responsibility.

5yo Boy Injured in Hit-and-Run on Avant Ave in San Antonio, TX
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