SAPD: Driver, woman he ran down involved in earlier disturbance

Police believe woman had been passenger in car that hit her


SAN ANTONIO – A woman who was run down by a car on the Loop 410 access road near Fredericksburg Road Monday morning had been a passenger in the same car that hit her, according to San Antonio police.

Sgt. James Lint spoke with reporters at the scene of the 5 a.m. crash.

He said officers had been called to an earlier disturbance somewhere along Babcock Road, and that it involved people in the same red Cadillac that hit the woman.

After getting the later call for the pedestrian accident, officers found the woman lying on the westbound access road between Fredericksburg and Babcock roads.

"It was determined later on, during the course of the investigation, that the pedestrian was also, earlier, a passenger of that vehicle, " Lint said.

Investigators learned that the woman had gotten out of the car on the eastbound access road of Loop 410, then crossed the highway to the other side.

"And while she was going across the access road here, the same vehicle struck her," Lint said.

The driver told police he had lost sight of the woman after she exited his car.

He said he took the highway turn-around, then hit her as he was driving on the west access road.

The woman was rushed to University Hospital in critical condition.

Lint said, early on, that investigators had not determined whether the driver may have intentionally hit her.

However, they did handcuff him and take him into custody for questioning.

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