Police have arrested a man suspected of driving a dump truck that ran over a man on a bicycle. The driver fled the scene after the crash.
Details of the San Antonio Dump Truck Hit-and-Run
KSAT reports 25-year-old Christian Gomez was booked into jail Monday and is charged with failure to stop and render aid with serious bodily injury.
Gomez is suspected of hitting a bicyclist on Fran Fran Street, not far from Highway 90 and South Zarzamora, while driving a dump truck. The original crash occurred around 7 a.m. Monday.
Police say Gomez got out of the truck and pulled the bicycle from underneath the vehicle before driving away from the scene.
The bicyclist, a man believed to be in his 50s or 60s, was found by police unconscious and suffering from critical injuries.
Police are working to identify the bicyclists.
Hit-and-Run Facts and Statistics
The following information was provided by AAA:
- Since 2006, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year.
- Nearly 65% of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Between 2009 and 2018, hit-and-run deaths increased an average of 7.2 percent each year.
- Per capita, the states with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs are:
- New Mexico
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