Driver involved in hit-and-run caused 3-vehicle crash on Southwest Side; 2 injured, police say

SAN ANTONIO – Two people were taken to the hospital and a driver was arrested following a crash on the Southwest Side.

San Antonio police said the crash happened after 11 p.m. on Friday in the 2700 block of SW Military Drive, near Yarrow Boulevard.

Police said a Dodge Challenger was traveling eastbound on Military Drive at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and swerved into the westbound lanes.

The Challenger then hit a westbound Honda Civic that was waiting at a red light to turn onto Yarrow Boulevard.

The Challenger hit the Civic’s driver’s side, pinning the driver inside. The impact pushed the Civic into a Volkswagen that was stopped behind it.

The driver of the Honda, a 27-year-old man, was extracted by firefighters and taken to University Hospital in critical condition. A passenger in the Challenger was taken to Texas Vista Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police said the driver of the Challenger was involved in a hit-and-run crash prior to this incident. The driver, who was not identified, was charged with failure to stop and give information and reckless driving.

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