Father arrested after abandoning child in north-side accident

Eyewitness News Reporter Priya Sridhar shows us more.

SAN ANTONIO - The father who left his five-year-old child abandoned in a wrecked vehicle after they flipped off of a north-side overpass was arrested Monday.

He now faces felony charges.

San Antonio police tell KENS 5 around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the man was driving a pickup truck when he attempted to turn onto the Blanco Road overpass from the westbound lanes of Highway 1604.

The turn was too wide and the pickup truck fell through the gap down onto the main lanes of 1604.

The man reportedly took off and left the child trapped inside.

Police say the girl’s mother was following in another vehicle and called emergency crews. The girl was rescued from the truck and taken to University Hospital. Crews say she had a broken leg.
 

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