Big rig crashes into East Side home

90-year-old homeowner uninjured; Driver taken to SAMMC for treatment


SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler crashed into the front of a 90-year-old woman's home on San Antonio's East Side early Thursday morning, police said.

Around 12:50 a.m., investigators said the big rig slammed into an SUV before skidding about 70 feet, jumping a curb and barreling into the house.

According to police, the driver of a Ford Expedition backed out of a driveway in the 2300 block of E. Houston, apparently without checking to make sure no one was coming, and didn't see a big rig speeding down the road.

The driver of the SUV was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

The homeowner where the big rig crashed wasn't injured.

"I didn't get hurt. I was just hollering and scared, because I didn't have no way to get out of the back door," said the homeowner later Thursday morning.

"They knocked that loose there," she said, pointing at a pillar that had been knocked down. "That's the only thing that saved them from coming inside here. If they'd come in here, they'd have killed me."

The woman's car, which was parked in her driveway, was pushed against her house.

Several bushes were uprooted, and the vehicles just missed her dog, Rocky, who was in a doghouse in the front yard.

"I'm all right, I'm just nervous, and I (haven't) slept all night," she said.

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