SAPD officer injured by hit and run driver

Officer off duty when driver in red SUV struck him

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer is the hospital after a driver struck him, then left the scene of the crash late Thursday night.

Officer Ernesto Vasquez is at University Hospital, and police are searching for the driver who hit him.

The crash happened just after 11 p.m. near the intersection of Blanco Rd. and Wurzbach.

Police say as Vasquez crossed the street the driver of a red SUV hit him, then drove off.

They say that SUV did not have its lights on.

Police say if and when that driver is caught they'll face failure to stop and render aid/serious bodily injury charges.

EMS transported Officer Vasquez in critical condition, but he's since been ungraded to stable.

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