Alex Vega Jr. Injured in Hit-and-Run on Cambridge Dr in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — September 7, 2022, 19-year-old Alex Vega Jr. was injured in a hit-and-run on Cambridge Drive in San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:10 p.m. in the area of 6307 Cambridge Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Vega was standing outside a vehicle talking with a witness when another car passed by them, then stopped at a locked gate in the way. The driver U-turned, nearly hit a dumpster, and began to reverse toward the witness' car.
According to reports Vega stepped to the rear of the witness' vehicle and yelled at the other driver to stop before hitting it. The other driver continued reversing and pinned Vega between the two cars, causing him serious injuries.
The witness and the suspect exited their cars. The witness told investigators the suspect showed signs of intoxication before they climbed back in their car and fled the scene.
Police located the car a short time later but were unable to find the person driving it at the time of the crash.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Alex Vega Jr. Hit-and-Run in San Antonio
It sounds from reports like police may still be looking for their suspect in relation to this crash. They found the car parked at a nearby apartment complex but its owner was apparently not the person the witness saw at the scene. Nevertheless, hopefully investigators will find some helpful leads from the owner about who was last behind the car's wheel.
It's important to track that person down--not only to ensure they face justice for hurting someone and fleeing, but because if they really were intoxicated then they might not be the only ones to hold responsible. If they were over-served by a local business until they were too drunk to drive, that business may have a duty to help the injured victim under dram shop law.
Before issues of dram shop liability or even the driver's motives for fleeing can really be addressed, though, first that suspect must be identified and found. If police remain diligent and the public cooperates with any information, I remain hopeful that justice can be done.