President of San Marcos CISD Trustee Jessee Ponce, Jr., was injured in a traffic accident Sunday.
San Marcos CISD Trustee Jesse Ponce, Jr. was injured in a bicycling accident shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.
According to the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) report, Ponce and his son, Vincent Ponce, were on bicycles traveling inbound on Staples Road near the intersection of Laredo Street. When Ponce attempted to turn right on to Laredo Street, his bicycle’s back tire was struck by an automobile traveling behind the cyclists. Ponce was thrown from his bike onto the pavement. The automobile left the scene of the accident before the arrival of law officers.
Vincent Ponce described the car as a white or silver late-model passenger car.
Ponce was taken to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, where he is being treated for head lacerations and a broken tail bone.
Ponce is is in his first term on the San Marcos CISD board and is employed by Hays CISD.