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SAPD: Driver may face charges after crashing into North Side business

Car damages Stone Age Granite & Marble

SAN ANTONIO – The driver of a car that plowed into Stone Age Granite & Marble Tuesday morning could face charges, according to San Antonio police officers at the scene.

Officers and firefighters responded to the 11600 block of Jones Maltsberger Road around 3 a.m. and found the woman still trapped inside the vehicle, which was sitting inside the North Side business.

Police said the 55-year-old woman most likely was speeding as she headed east on Arion Parkway, missed turning at the dead end, hit and curb and was airborne. The car broke through a metal fence and flew through the front glass door of the business.

It took firefighters about 10 minutes to free the woman from the wreckage. Police said she was in serious but stable condition when she was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

Hours later, the business owner, David Robertson, showed up with a crew to begin repairs.

"The only thing I can see inside is the floor's been damaged," he said. "There's kitty litter from the fire department covering up the grease, but nothing structural right now."

Robertson said he found out about the crash from an employee who had received a call from the fire department.

When he rushed to the scene and saw the damage, he said he wondered how the business would recover. It just got back to normal after being hit by nature two years ago.

"We had gotten flooded here," Robertson said, "so we just kind of finished up. I just finalized a lot of the repairs that we'd already done."

Now, he said, he will have to start over again.

The work also continues for investigators who are looking into the cause of the crash.

Although officers at the scene did not say how fast the driver was going, the posted speed limit for that section of Arion Parkway is 30 mph.


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