Police seek driver who crashed into home, knocking mom, baby into backyard

Woman suffered broken ribs, shoulder in crash in 300 block of Luxemburg Drive

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that barreled into a West Side home, knocking a sleeping woman and her baby into their backyard.

Melissa Guzman and her 18-month-old daughter were sleeping together in bed when the truck plowed through the bedroom of their home just before 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Luxemburg Drive, police said.

"I wake up and hear a noise, and there's a truck in the house," Guzman's husband, Gabriel Martinez, said. "I'm lucky that I was on the other side. We had two different beds."

Although Martinez was sleeping in the same room as his wife and baby, he and a 6-year-old child were not injured.

Martinez said he immediately worried about their safety after realizing the damage that had been done.

"They were in the rubble, and I had to take it off of them and make sure they were all right," he said.

Guzman, who is in her early 30s, suffered the most serious injuries, a broken shoulder and broken ribs, Martinez said.   

The couple's baby suffered minor cuts and scrapes and didn't have to be treated at a hospital.

Martinez said he noticed two men climb out of the wrecked truck and take off running.  

He said although he called to them to stop, they kept going.

Police searched the area, but came up empty-handed.

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