Motorcyclist hospitalized after being hit by SUV just north of downtown, police say

Incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. near Howard Street, West Laurel Street

Motorcyclist struck in hit and run near Howard, Laurel Street, police say. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are searching for a driver who struck a man on a motorcycle just north of downtown early Friday morning.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Howard Street and West Laurel Street, not far from San Pedro Avenue.

According to police, a 24-year-old man was riding a motorcycle eastbound on West Laurel Street when he was hit by a silver sport utility vehicle traveling southbound at an intersection. The SUV had disregarded a stop sign moments before the collision, police said.

The man struck was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with a broken leg.

A preliminary police report states that the driver of the SUV fled westbound on W. Laurel Street and has not been found.

When located, the driver of the SUV will face a charge of failure to stop and render aid, police said.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all responded to the call.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

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