San Antonio Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested Six Months Later
According to KENS-5, the hit-and-run that occurred earlier this year on March 2 at Interstate 10. Police say the victim, identified as Kyle Perry, 65, was legally changing lanes on his motorcycle when he was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The incident occurred during bumper-to-bumper traffic, and witnesses noted the driver of the semi exited his vehicle and surveyed the scene before fleeing.
Now, the suspected driver, 31-year-old Jose Alfonso Hernandez, has been identified to police by his own father.
Apparently, Hernandez’s father was driving a separate semi close behind Hernandez and witnessed the accident. He ultimately decided to come forward and report his son.
Hernandez has been charged and arrested. Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash at the time.
Texas Trucking Accident Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
- These accidents result in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
- Of those killed in trucking accidents:
- 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
- 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
- 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
- Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.
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