Man traveling on bicycle on far west Bexar County road hit, killed by vehicle

Driver didn’t see man in time to stop, deputies say

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash early Tuesday morning that left a man riding a bicycle dead.

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash early Tuesday morning which left a man riding a bicycle dead.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on Potranco Road near Sundance Crest.

Deputies told KSAT 12 that the driver of a Jeep was traveling westbound along Potranco Road when it struck a man who was crossing the street in the main lanes. The man died at the scene.

BCSO said the man was across the street from the main entrance to a subdivision on a part of a sidewalk when he crossed in front of the vehicle.

The driver told deputies she saw the man crossing towards the entrance when she swerved sharply to the right to miss him and instead went up onto the curb and into a grassy area.

The vehicle however hit the man and continued for a short distance before she swerved back onto the road. The Jeep then struck the center median and flipped before finally coming to a rest on the shoulder on the passenger side, deputies said.

The driver suffered injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The driver claimed to not have seen the man until it was too late. No charges are expected to be filed, but the case is still under investigation, deputies said.

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