Woman Injured in Hit-and-Run on East Commerce in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — December 3, 2022, a 25-year-old woman was hit and seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on East Commerce Street in San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened Saturday along East Commerce. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was crossing the road in a marked crosswalk with a white "walk" signal active when a Toyota Corolla ran a red light and hit her. The impact knocked the woman down and she ended up beneath the car's front bumper.
As witnesses pulled the woman free of the Toyota the driver got out to check on her. He allegedly told the witnesses his name, but then got back in the car and left the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where she was reportedly in stable condition.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on San Antonio Hit-and-Run on East Commerce
It's always frustrating and disappointing to read about hit-and-runs in the news, yet more seem to happen all the time. There's no excuse for that behavior, so it's important to track the driver from Commerce Street down and ensure he faces proper consequences.
For that to happen police must stay diligent and community members should come forward with any information they may have. It's encouraging that police seem to know the make and model of vehicle they're looking for, and if the driver gave his real name to onlookers before fleeing that will certainly be a helpful detail. That's a lot more than investigators often have after these incidents, but it still may not be not enough on its own.
That's why it's important to share any new details or developments with the community so they can keep an eye out for the Toyota and its operator. Ensuring all the available information is in the public eye often leads to someone connecting the dots and calling a tip line.
Once the suspect is in custody hopefully investigators will find out what made him abandon the person he hurt. He might simply have panicked, but in many cases something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to a hit-and-run driver's poor decision. Only time and thorough investigation can tell, but if everyone does their part I'm confident justice will be done.