SAN ANTONIO – A pedestrian is dead after a San Antonio police officer struck him with a patrol vehicle while responding to a call on the West Side, according to SAPD.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6100 block of W Commerce Street and NW 39th Street.
According to police, the pedestrian -- a 64-year-old man-- was wearing dark clothing while crossing the street and didn’t yield to traffic.
The on-duty officer was heading east on W. Commerce, responding to another call, and couldn’t see the pedestrian in the roadway due to poor lighting and his clothing.
Authorities said the pedestrian got hit by the officer’s patrol vehicle and he landed in a grassy area. The officer stopped his vehicle, notified 911 and went to help the man.
However, the pedestrian did not survive his injuries and EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.
The officer involved is a two-year veteran with the police department. Neither of their identities have been released as of yet.
The investigation continues.