Police: 4 children expected to survive after being ejected in crash

SAN ANTONIO – Four children who were ejected in a rollover accident on the city's East Side Wednesday afternoon are in serious condition at area hospitals, but are expected to survive.

The children, who range in ages from 4 to 9, were in the back seat of the car when it flipped. San Antonio police said none of the children were wearing seat belts or in car seats.

Their father, who was driving the vehicle, told police a tire blew on Loop 410 near Dietrich Road, causing it to roll over into the access road just north of the Interstate 10 interchange.

"(The father) reported he heard a pop while driving on the inside lane," said San Antonio police Sgt. Brian Custard. "It appears the car had a blow-out. The car rolled a few times."

Two of the children were taken by medical helicopter to University Hospital. The two others, as well as their mother, who was in the front passenger seat, were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center.

"One young lady was unresponsive, EMS was able to get her back breathing, she was crying in the ambulance at one point," said Custard. "Right now there are some serious injuries but everybody is alive." 

San Antonio police investigators will determine whether the man will face charges in connection with the crash.