Man Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Chase Hill in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- August 24, 2022, a man sustained injuries following an accident where a vehicle struck him along Chase Hill Boulevard.
In their reports, authorities said that the crash took place at around 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of Chase Hill Boulevard and Loop 1604. It appears that a man was walking from a nearby Circle K with bags of ice when a vehicle somehow hit him. That vehicle then fled the scene.
The man was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. It appears authorities made contact with a suspect. It's unclear if any arrests were made. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Pedestrian Hit-and-run Accident on Chase Hill in San Antonio
If it's true police found the driver involved here, that's a very good sign. They can work not only to ensure there are consequences for the accident itself but also any wrongs that led the driver to leave the scene in the first place. It's not always just someone scared of charges relating to the collision. Most of the time, there's something else they want to hide.
Around 2:00 a.m., for example, alcohol is incredibly common. That can lead both to more serious charges and also a unique avenue through which the victims and families can get the help they need. If investigations show a local bar iillegally over-served the driver, they, too, can be liable for their role in the accident under dram shop law. Is that something authorities have looked into here? Even if it's just to rule out these possible factors, any step toward getting folks the help they need is a step worth the taking.