Car crashes into southeast San Antonio home

Homeowner not home at time

Author: Tim Gerber , Reporter,
Published On: Aug 08 2013 06:12:28 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 09 2013 02:20:04 AM CDT

San Antonio police said a car crashed through a home in the 3900 block of Pavo Viejo on the city's Southeast Side Thursday afternoon.

The impact from the crash tore open a huge hole in the side of the house, taking out several load-bearing walls.

Members of the Tech-rescue team worked to shore up the house to keep it from collapsing.

Police at the scene said a 29-year-old man was behind the wheel of a brand new Dodge Challenger that still has the temporary tags on.

They said the driver was speeding and lost control of the car and that's when it jumped the curb and smashed into the home.

The car was going so fast, it went all the way into the home and even punched a hole in the rear wall of the home.

Firefighters had to extricate the man from the car. He was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in stable condition with minor injuries.

Initial reports suggested there was a woman inside the home when this happened. That turns out not to be accurate.

The homeowner arrived after the fact and was overcome when she saw the damage and she was transported to a hospital for precautionary reasons.

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