San Antonio cyclist killed after downtown hit-and-run

ByShannon J. Cortes

Jul 8, 2022

The incident happened just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Saunders Avenue and South Rosillo Street, near South Zarzamora Street and West Commerce Street, officials said.

A San Antonio cyclist was killed after a hit-and-run in a downtown neighborhood Thursday, July 8, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Ken Branca

Police say an adult male was riding a bicycle on Saunders when a truck or SUV drove through a stop sign while traveling on South Rosillo and struck the cyclist. The driver did not stop and do a disservice, officials said.

EMS teams transported the victim to University Hospital, where he died. Authorities have not released the identity of the cyclist. Police said they are reviewing video from a home security camera for more information.

A San Antonio cyclist was killed after a hit-and-run in a downtown neighborhood Thursday, July 8, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

A San Antonio cyclist was killed after a hit-and-run in a downtown neighborhood Thursday, July 8, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Ken Branca

The death comes after June had several cycling incidents. On June 23, a driver injured and hospitalized a cyclist after a hit-and-run in the east of the city. On June 11, a local cyclist was fatally hit by a car in the 6400 block of the IH-35 access road on the northeast side of town. The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the cyclist as Adrian Martinez. He was 41 years old.

According to the medical examiner’s office, the cyclist died of multiple traumatic injuries. Martinez is the fourth fatal bicycle death in 2022.