Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run on Hwy 90 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — August 16, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle on Highway 90 in West San Antonio.
According to reports the incident happened early Tuesday morning on Highway 90 near 36th Street. Preliminary investigation suggests the man, believed to be in his 40's, was walking on the shoulder when a small silver vehicle hit him and then drove away. Police are trying to determine whether the victim walked into the car's path as they found no evidence the car entered the shoulder.
The pedestrian was seriously injured in the crash. A police officer witnessed the hit-and-run vehicle leave the scene but chose to remain and render aid to the victim.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Pedestrian Hit-and-Run in San Antonio
It's beyond frustrating to see that someone fled instead of helping in the crucial period right after a collision. Almost daily there are new reports of people taking off instead of taking responsibility for the damage they did. I can't help but wonder what possible justification someone could have for leaving another person behind like that. Did they just panic, or did they have something to hide? Warrants? Suspended or expired license? Drugs? Were they drunk? I'm not accusing the driver of any of those specifically, just wondering aloud what justification they felt they had for abandoning the wounded victim.
Finding out a suspect's motivation for fleeing is important not only so an accident can be fully understood, but also because the answers can help victims and families navigate what may come next. Finding the runaway driver and ensuring they face consequences is a paramount concern, but in addition it's important to get the people affected by this accident the help they need. That's why the community must remain vigilant until someone connects the dots and identifies the runaway driver. If police and the public work together, I'm confident justice can be done.