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Driver crashes into power line, knocks out power to several San Antonio homes

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A vehicle collided with an electrical pole in north San Antonio leaving a number of homes and businesses without power early Friday morning.

According to KENS, the incident occurred near the Domino’s Pizza at the intersection of West Avenue and Wood Valley shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Police say the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when they lost control of their vehicle and collided with the pole knocking it over. The driver was transported to the hospital to be treated for a serious head injury. Their injuries are not expected to be life-threatening at this time.

Power was returned to the homes and businesses about an hour after the crash.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Texas trucking accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Man injured in Southeast San Antonio collision

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A San Antonio man had to be airlifted to the hospital following a serious collision involving an 18-wheeler Thursday morning.

According to News4SA, the 35-year-old man was “partially ejected” from his sedan after rear-ending the semi-truck at a high rate of speed within the 12000 block of northbound U.S. Highway 181.

The driver was transported to the hospital after reporting severe abdominal pains as a result of the crash. Details regarding the identities of those involved have yet to be released by San Antonio officials.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our San Antonio community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the Texas trucking accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


SAPD Officer injured in two-vehicle crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A police officer was injured after a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday night in the downtown area, sources report.

The officer was traveling with two other policemen southbound on Pecos La Trinidad when they were struck at an intersection by a sedan driving eastbound on Dolorosa.

Both the driver of the sedan and the officer claim they had a green light.

One of the officers was transported to a nearby hospital for medial attention.

All other individuals involved in the accident were uninjured.

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Drunk driver caused major accident

SAN ANTONIO, TX – According to News 4 San Antonio, a suspected drunk driver caused a major accident early Friday morning.

The accident occurred on W. Military Dr. near Royal Gate Drive on the Southwest Side at around midnight.

Police said that a white car crashed into a black car as it pulled into traffic, causing a major accident that heavily damaged both vehicles.

According to police reports, the driver of the black car was intoxicated and belligerent. They charged him with driving while intoxicated.


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Intoxicated woman crashes with 4 children in vehicle

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A woman has been charged after driving under the influence with her four children and striking a police patrol car on Wednesday morning, KTXS reports.

The suspect, Anabelle Karina Hernandez-Benavidez was driving an SUV southbound on Loop 410 when she swerved left and hit a San Antonio police vehicle. The police vehicle was parked along the highway navigating traffic from a previous traffic accident.

Hernandez-Benavidez was trapped inside her SUV and transported to a nearby hospital when she was extricated from it. Her four children were not injured.

She faces four counts of driving while intoxicated with children. Her children were released to the father.

The police officer was treated for minor injuries.

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Man accused of fatal hit and run blames another driver

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A man involved in a fatal hit-and-run that left a woman dead is saying the accident was caused by another driver, The San Antonio Express-News reports.

Justin Antwan Jackson, 29, was arrested after he failed to stop and render aid following a fatal May 22 accident on the North Side.

Jackson was driving a truck on I-10 near Dominion Drive when he struck a stalled Ford Fiesta that had its hazard lights flashing.

He told police he had been trying to avoid another vehicle entering his lane and did not see the Ford Fiesta until it was too late.

Jackson then fled the scene, but said he was trying to chase down the vehicle that crossed into his lane.

Police officers found the 18-wheeler about 20 miles away at the intersection of Bowie and Crockett streets. The trailer was missing the front bumper and even had pieces of the victims vehicle stuck beneath.

When police approached Jackson, he lied and said he was a passenger and had been sleeping in the cab when the crash occurred.  Jackson also mentioned that he did not know the Ford Fiesta was occupied by anyone at the time.

Jackson said his employer told him to lie about the accident, whom he contacted after the crash.

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Driver flees scene after crashing into pole

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A driver of a pickup truck crashed into a utility pole in the front yard of a home and fled the scene on Wednesday, according to News 4 San Antonio.

The incident happened just after 1 a.m. at a home on Eisenhaur Road.

When police arrived to the scene, they found an abandoned truck that had crashed into the pole. It was obvious the driver had been speeding and lost control of the vehicle.

Police are looking for the driver.

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Wrong-way vehicle strikes family in mini van

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A vehicle driving the wrong way crashed into a mini van occupied by a family of five on Tuesday, according to NBCDFW.

The San Antonio Police and Fire Departments rushed to the scene on Interstate 35 South at around 11:25 p.m.

Two people were critically injured, including the suspected wrong way driver and another occupant from the mini van.

Several other victims are said to have suffered injuries as well.

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Multiple-vehicle accident due to erratic driver

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A multiple-vehicle accident occurred Wednesday morning, according to KSAT.

The accident happened near the intersection of Bandera Road and Callaghan Road at approximately 9:15 a.m.

San Antonio police received a report of an erratic driver and rushed to the scene.

Upon arrival, three vehicles were involved in the accident and a silver compact car was overturned.

The erratic driver exited his car and attempted to flee, but was caught by authorities near.

According to authorities, a woman driving a white sedan involved in the crash was checked out at the scene for minor injuries.

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Aspiring paramedic killed in crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – KENS5 reports that an aspiring medic was killed in a head-on collision Monday morning, one day before he was scheduled to take his final exam.

According to his mother, Asante Contreras, 20, was less than two miles from his home when his vehicle was struck on the I-35 flyover at I-410 by Joseph Woolard, a fugitive wanted for a March 2019 incident in which he allegedly fired shots at police. Woolard was driving the wrong way when he crashed into Contreras.

“I know that if [Woolard] hadn’t been out on bond, my son would’ve graduated and he’d be wearing his uniform right now,” Anja Contreras told reporters. “Instead, he’s going to be buried in it.”

Contreras’s body will be escorted by coworkers and fellow first responders to his hometown of Del Rio, and the cost of his funeral has been covered by thousands of dollars raised in donations.

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