One Person Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on San Antonio I-10 Access Road

San Antonio police are searching for a driver who collided with a sedan and then into a guardrail, injuring one person in the process.

Incident Details

  • According to KSAT, the crash happened around 10:40 p.m. on the access road of Interstate 10, near Crossroads Boulevard in San Antonio.
  • The driver was traveling southbound on the access road of I-10 West in a black sedan when he struck the back of another car.
  • During the crash, the sedan was redirected into an exterior guardrail. A passenger in his car suffered minor injuries from the collision and was taken by EMS to an area hospital.
  • The driver of the sedan fled on foot southbound after the crash and has not been found. When located, the driver of the car will face a charge of failure to stop and render aid, police said.

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Eliminate Distractions:

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Embrace Defensive Driving:

  • Situational Awareness: Continuously scan the road ahead and use your mirrors to stay aware of surrounding traffic. Anticipate potential hazards and be prepared to react accordingly.
  • Safe Following Distance: Maintain a safe gap between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Aim for a three-second following distance, increasing it in adverse weather conditions like rain, fog, or snow.
  • Traffic Rule Compliance: Respect speed limits, follow traffic signals and signs, and always use turn signals to indicate your intentions clearly to other road users. Avoid aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, cutting off other drivers, or weaving between lanes.

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