Atascosa Man Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on US 90 in Bexar County, TX
Bexar County, TX -- September 2, 2022, an Atascosa man sustained injuries in an accident where a truck hit him on US 90, then left the scene.
Investigators said they responded to the area of US Highway 90 and Wt Montgomery. It appears that a 54-year-old Atascosa man was in an 18-wheeler when, for reasons unclear, he stopped near a Dodge truck hauling two construction vehicles which was along the side of the service road. Officials say the Atascosa man was attempting to contact the Dodge driver when that truck pulled away, hitting the man in the process. That truck then left the scene but was later arrested.
The 18-wheeler driver's injuries were described as incapacitating. It seems no one else was injured. Charges are pending for the Dodge driver.
Commentary on Atascosa Man Hit-and-run Accident on US 90 in Bexar County
Considering the cargo the supposed runaway truck was hauling, I have serious concerns about whether or not that driver was working for a company at the time. Someone capable of fleeing an accident scene usually isn't deciding in that moment to do something wrong. Investigations usually show they have a history of issues or something like a suspended license they want to hide from police. If something like that happened here, was this something an employer could have seen coming and prevented? Getting the victim some help will depend on those answers, as will seeing people held appropriately accountable for their actions.