SAN ANTONIO – A man is in critical condition after he crashed into a red truck while trying to merge onto I-35 overnight, according to San Antonio police.
The incident happened around 10:30 p.m., Friday, on I-35 and Division Avenue.
Police said the man, 61, was trying to get into the northbound lanes of I-35 when he failed to yield the right-of-way to the truck and crashed into its rear passenger side.
The man lost control of his motorcycle due to the impact and got off of it when it began sliding along the highway, SAPD said.
Police said the motorcyclist suffered head trauma and was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center. He has critical injuries but at last check, is in stable condition.
The driver of the truck left the area before officers arrived and didn’t stop to help the motorcyclist, officials said. Police are still looking for the driver, who will face a charge of fail to stop and render aid.
SAPD closed off the I-35 northbound lanes for a few hours as they worked to process the scene. The investigation continues.