Family of four hospitalized following overnight crash on Northeast Side, police say

Speed and alcohol are believed to be the cause of the crash, according to officials

A family of four and one other passenger is hospitalized following a crash on the city’s Northeast Side overnight, according to San Antonio police.
A family of four and one other passenger is hospitalized following a crash on the city’s Northeast Side overnight, according to San Antonio police. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A family of four and one other passenger is hospitalized following a crash on the city’s Northeast Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened at 10:45 p.m., Friday, on FM 78 and Foster Road.

Police said a silver GMC Yukon was traveling southbound on FM 78 when it crossed over into oncoming traffic after striking a 2017 Green Kia and hit a Cadillac head-on.

The impact redirected the Cadillac into the driveway entrance of an Arby’s restaurant, according to officials. The GMC came to a stop on the sidewalk, north of the driveway, and the driver fled the scene on foot.

The Cadillac was carrying the family of four at the time of the crash. The front passenger, a 27-year-old woman, and the front passenger of the GMC, a 27-year-old man, were taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in serious condition.

The driver of the Cadillac, a 26-year-old man, a 2-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy were taken to University Hospital, police said. The man and the young boy had serious injuries and the young girl was uninjured, according to officials.

Authorities are still searching for the driver of the GMC, and once apprehended, they will face four counts of failure to stop & render aid, once count of failure to stop & render aid - moving, and one count of failure to stop and give information.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be the cause of the crash, police said. The northbound lanes of FM 78 were closed as officials worked to process the scene.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.