SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man is on the run after leaving the scene of a car accident Friday involving six children, including an infant.
Police are trying to track down 29-year-old Andres Hernandez. He’s been wanted since that crash happened around seven Friday morning on Ray Ellison near Fair Valley on the southwest side.
The skid marks along Ray Ellison are what’s left behind from the jaw-dropping accident.
Relatives tell News 4 WOAI Hernandez was driving several kids to school when he fell asleep at the wheel, swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with a trash truck.
"The driver of the vehicle reportedly removed six children from the vehicle, walked them a short distance to what may be a relative's home,” Sgt. Lawrence Walters with SAPD said. "The driver of the vehicle fled from that location for unknown reasons at this time."
Officers searched for Hernandez from their helicopter. He faces a charge for failing to stop and render aid.
Meanwhile, police found the kids at an aunt’s house.
The aunt told News 4 WOAI Hernandez is on parole and he panicked because he was afraid he would get into trouble for the accident.
She said he dropped the kids off at her home so she could get them help.
The aunt says three of the kids are okay, but the other three went to the hospital.
Of those three injured kids, one was hit by the airbag and glass and the other two were not wearing seat belts.
They’re all expected to be okay – a miracle, considering their car is now a mangled mess.
"Sometimes you might see accidents that you really think are fatalities and they're not,” Sgt. Walters said. “It's just chance."
Editor's Note: It was previously reported that the driver police were seeking was Israel Balsadua, however, that was incorrect. Balsadua was the driver of the second vehicle and was not being sought. Police were looking fo Andres Hernandez.