Woman Injured in Hit-and-Run after Crashing into Guardrail on I-35 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — August 22, 2022, a woman was struck and critically injured by a hit-and-run vehicle after a solo crash on Interstate 35 in San Antonio.
Reports say the incident happened around 3:00 a.m. on I-35. Preliminary investigation suggests the 30-year-old woman was driving on I-35 when she swerved sharply to avoid a bicyclist in her path. She lost control and crashed into a nearby guardrail on the left side of the road, causing her vehicle disabling damage. She exited to check the damage and was hit by another vehicle, believed to be a silver sedan. Reports say the sedan driver then left the scene without stopping.
The woman was taken to an area hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on I-35 Hit-and-Run in San Antonio
It's always frustrating to read of another incident on Texas roads where someone responsible for major injuries didn't stay and try to help as much as they could, yet every day seems to bring fresh reports of exactly this behavior. I would imagine San Antonio and most major metropolitan areas are sick of seeing such incidents, so I hope citizens and police will work together to locate that silver sedan and find out what the runaway driver could possible have to say for themselves.
If law enforcement keeps all details and developments in the public eye, that can often lead to someone spotting the suspect and/or their vehicle and calling a tip line. Hopefully further investigation will find traffic or business camera footage, witnesses, or even debris with trackable serial numbers that will help police narrow the search. Providing that information to the public is hugely helpful in gaining their cooperation to find the runaway driver.
When (and I say when, not if) the driver is located, hopefully more will be learned about why they ran (panic, warrants, drunk driving) and what can be done for the victim and her loved ones. I remain hopeful that continued efforts will see justice done.