San Antonio drivers fed-up with wrong-way crashes

Four-car crash leaves some concerned about driving at night

Four vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash on Loop 410 that sent four people to area hospitals, including a 5-year-old girl.

The accident was caused by a suspected drunken driver who police investigators said turned the wrong way off Zarzamora around 9:30 p.m.

That driver, 21-year-old Patrick Rodriguez, was among the people taken to the hospital.

"It's a big problem. People need to quit drinking so much," said one San Antonio driver Friday morning.

"They need to keep them off the street somehow," said another driver.

Several people suggested the city install more lights, signs and or even spike strips to help keep people from going the wrong way.

There were at least three signs at the corner of Zarzamora and Loop 410 where police said Rodriguez turned left and headed east in the west-bound lanes -- first on the access road, then the main lanes of Loop 410.

"This morning, we took my daughter to the airport at 3 o'clock, and I was very cautious. I was very concerned driving, because if it happened to them, it could happen to anywhere," said a driver.

Some even said it keeps them off the road at times.

"We try not to drive at night," another driver said.

As of Friday at noon, it was not known if Rodriguez had been charged in connection with the crash.

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