2 Children Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on I-10 West in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — December 18, 2022, two children were hospitalized after a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 10 West in San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:45 a.m. on the 2800 block of I-10 West's lover level, headed toward downtown. Preliminary investigation suggests a Ford Explorer was traveling in the right lane of the lower level when another vehicle made an unsafe lane change and crashed into the front-left of the SUV. The impact sent it out of control and it crashed into the right concrete barrier wall. The other vehicle continued away from the scene and remains at large.
Two children ages 7 and 3 were injured in the crash and were taken to an area hospital. Their two parents were unhurt.
The investigation continues as police seek the hit-and-run vehicle, described as a light-grey sedan.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on San Antonio Hit-and-Run on I-10 West
It's always frustrating and disappointing to read about incidents like this one in the news. Whatever compelled the driver to leave the scene, it's clearly important to track them down and see that they face justice for hurting two children. It doesn't seem like police have many leads so far, but if they share any details or developments they find with the public someone may spot the damaged grey sedan and call a tip line.
In the meantime police should continue looking for witnesses, forensic data from the scene (sometimes vehicles leave behind debris with serial numbers that help identify a make or model), or maybe even video footage from nearby traffic, home, or business cameras. It may take time, but if they remain diligent and the community cooperates with their search there could still be a positive result.
When a suspect is in custody hopefully investigators will find out what compelled them to abandon the scene and the person they injured. They might simply have panicked, but in many cases something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to their poor decision. Only time and thorough investigation could say, but that family deserves to know the whole story.