Out-of-control car plows through North Side business
55-year-old driver hospitalized with injuries
SAN ANTONIO – A 55-year-old woman may face criminal charges related to a crash that left a North Side business with major damage.
San Antonio police said it appeared as if she was speeding when her car hit a 3-foot high curb and went airborne, taking out part of a metal fence and landing inside Stone Age Granite and Marble.
The business is located in the 11600 block of Jones Maltsberger Road.
Police said the car was traveling east on Arion Parkway at the time and came to a section that dead-ends into Jones Maltsberger.
The store was closed at the time of the 3 a.m. crash on Tuesday. However, the crash left the building wide open.
It was left with a huge gaping hole where the front door to the business had been, and all around it were pieces of broken glass, car parts and smashed stone.
It took firefighters about ten minutes to pull the driver from the wreckage.
She was taken to University Hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Police said the woman was in stable condition at that time.
SAPD officials said they were not sure what charges she will face.
Although officers at the scene were fairly certain excessive speed was involved, they did not say exactly how fast the driver was going.
The posted speed limit on Arion Parkway is 30 miles per hour.
Below are pictures taken from the scene by KSAT's Katrina Webber:
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