Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run on Jones Maltsberger Rd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — October 10, 2022, a man was struck and injured by a van in a hit-and-run on Jones Maltsberger Road in San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. on the 8000 block of Jones Maltsberger near Pinewood Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests the victims, a man in his 20s, was walking through the street outside a crosswalk when he was hit by a northbound van. The vehicle left the scene without stopping.
The pedestrian suffered critical injuries and was transported to an area hospital where his condition was improved to stable.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on San Antonio Hit-and-Run on Jones Maltsberger
It's serious any time someone is hurt in an accident, but it's also incredibly frustrating when the person who hurt them flees the scene. There's no good excuse for that, and obviously it's important to locate the runaway driver and ensure they face consequences both for dealing damage and then for leaving without helping.
While they're at it, investigators should also find out why the driver left. If they just panicked that might be one thing, but it'd be another entirely if they tried to hide something else like drugs, active warrants, or drunk driving, just to name a few possible reasons they'd try not to be caught.
Before the driver's motives can be learned, though, first they must be found. Police will hopefully achieve that by releasing any details and developments to the public as quickly as possible. With the community's help someone (a concerned family member or friend, a coworker, or even a stranger) may recognize the vehicle's description and contact police.
That can take some time, but it's important not to give up. We even learned of a hit-and-run suspect being arrested a full year after her accident because someone overheard her bragging about getting away with it at a bar three counties way. As long as investigators and the public stay vigilant, I'm hopeful justice will be done.