Child on Scooter Hit, Injured by Alleged DWI Driver on Roosevelt Ave in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — January 10, 2023, a child on a scooter was hit and injured by a suspected drunk driver on Roosevelt Avenue in South San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:10 p.m. along Roosevelt near Mission Parkway. Preliminary investigation suggests only that a young boy was riding a scooter in the area when he may have traveled into the lanes of Roosevelt, at which point he was hit by a compact car.
The boy was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.
Investigators allegedly found the car's driver, later identified as 54-year-old Suzanna Serna, was intoxicated and arrested her.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Even though preliminary reports paint a disturbing picture of an accident that badly hurt a child, it's important to withhold judgment and make sure all the facts are known. Some of those might be details immediately relevant to the accident (How fast was the vehicle traveling? What were road conditions like? Is that area lit at night?), while others might be about the greater context surrounding it (Where were both parties before they met in the road? If evidence shows the driver was intoxicated as suspected, where did they drink?).
Understanding everything possible about an accident is a vital step in ensuring everyone affected by it has the full story. Considering the terrible damage dealt on Roosevelt Avenue, I would imagine that boy's family has many urgent questions. I hope authorities are diligent enough to provide them with real answers; at the end of the day, that's what matters most.