SAPD: Driver fleeing police speeds through stop sign, T-bones officer’s vehicle

Crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. near West Martin Street, North Picoso Street

SAN ANTONIO – A driver fleeing officers ran through a stop sign and crashed into a police officer’s vehicle, sending it crashing into an abandoned house overnight, San Antonio police said Friday.

The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Martin after police attempted to pull the vehicle over.

According to police, Omar Medina was driving a black SUV on North Picoso Street when he ran a stop sign and T-boned the officer’s vehicle as it was traveling westbound on West Martin.

Police said the collision caused the officer’s vehicle to crash into the abandoned home, and the officer became pinned inside.

Emergency crews were able to cut the officer from the vehicle and treat him for a head injury. The 24-year-old Central Patrol officer was taken to University Hospital.

Medina was taken into custody and is charged with evading arrest and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $40,000.

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