Hit-and-run driver who struck man on skateboard taken into custody, police say

Victim was struck by a car around 1:45 a.m. in 12400 block of Vance Jackson Road

San Antonio police are searching for a driver who they say struck a man on a skateboard and then fled early Friday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested the driver of a car who struck a 19-year-old man on a skateboard and then fled early Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 1:45 a.m. in the 12400 block of Vance Jackson Road on the city’s Northwest Side.

According to police, the man was riding his skateboard between De Zavala Road and Huebner Road when he was struck by a white Ford Fusion heading southbound.

SAPD said the victim rolled on top of the sedan as the driver sped off, injuring his knee in the fall. The driver of the vehicle did not stop to help, police said.

The victim called a friend who showed up at the scene and called 911. The injured man was taken by EMS to University Hospital in stable condition.

Authorities say the driver of the Ford Fusion was found not far from the crash scene after a witness overheard the occupants talking about the crash. The Ford was found to have damage consistent with the collision and it was towed as evidence, police said.

The driver was taken into custody on a charge of failing to stop and render aid. That person was not identified by police.

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