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Elderly man injured in accident on Saunders

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - A man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car on Monday, September 27th, on Saunders.

Police say the man is in his 80s and was taken to a San Antonio hospital.

He was first in a Laredo hospital but was transferred out due to his injuries.

The man was hit by a car while he was crossing the street on the 2300 block of East Saunders.

Police say they have a preliminary report into what could have lead to the accident.

“The vehicle initially struck the pedestrian, he was traveling east on Saunders,” Investigator Joe Baeza said. “At that particular time in the morning, it was early in the morning and he indicates the sun may have blinded him enough that he didn’t initially see the person who tried to cross the street. Unfortunately, that location is not a dedicated pedestrian crossway. That is our fear whenever someone crosses a place that is not designated for crossing.”

The person who struck the man did render aid.

A toxicology report was done to the driver, but those results are pending.

An elderly man is in critical condition after being hit by a car.

First responders treated a man in his 80′s who was found unresponsive with injuries to his head.

Police say details are limited, but authorities have begun to investigate how the crash might have happened.

“The Crash Team Unit was actually activated, as well as the Crimes Against Persons section as per protocol in these major accidents, especially in the auto-pedestrian accidents,” Officer Emanuel Diaz told us. “Right now, they’re trying to explore every avenue of information such as getting surveillance camera footage, talking to any possible witnesses at the scene, to confirm exactly how it was that this accident did occur.”

According to investigators, two cars at the scene appeared to be damaged from an accident.

However, they are still determining how both cars may have been involved.

Authorities are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that sent an elderly man to the hospital.

The accident happened on Monday at around 7:49 a.m. at the 2300 block of East Saunders.

When fire crews arrived, they found a man in his 80′s unresponsive with multiple injuries.

He was treated and transported to LMC in critical condition.

No word on the cause of the accident or if anyone will face charges.

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