Multiple cars trapped in sinkhole on SW Side

Rescue occurring in 8400 block of Quintana Road

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Multiple San Antonio firefighters engaged in a high water rescue operation in the 8400 block of Quintana Road on San Antonio’s Southwest Side after multiple cars got trapped in a sinkhole.

The rescue occurred near the intersection with Leon Creek. Initial calls for help came in just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

At least two vehicles were submerged by water -- including one that was flipped onto its roof.

Emergency responders believe the sinkhole could be 10 feet deep.

A man in his 60s was rescued by bystanders, both the man and one of the bystanders were taken to a hospital for treatment. SAFD is unsure if there are people in the other submerged vehicle, but said they fear the worse. Crews will have to wait until Monday morning to see if there are any victims in the second car.

Responders believe a busted water pipe, combined with the rainy weather is to blame for the sinkhole. 

Crews from San Antonio Water System are en route to the scene.

At least seven fire were dispatched to the scene.

In the last 48 hours, portions of Bexar County have picked up more than 6 inches of rain.

The area remains under a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Monday.

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