Driver crashes construction truck into building on East Side, officials say

SAN ANTONIO – Crews are cleaning up after a construction truck went through a building on the city’s East Side, officials said.

San Antonio police said the driver of the truck — which had a trailer attached containing miscellaneous items — was heading south near the 700 block W.W. White Road.

The driver lost control of the truck and avoided hitting several poles, officials said. The driver hit one of the poles and went through a yard, crashing through one building.

Karina Escamilla, a construction worker, said nearby workers learned the truck’s brakes went out.

“It was definitely a scary situation, not knowing exactly what happened and not being there,” she said.

Roscoe Armstrong, 86, was working on his computer before the truck crashed through his business, right beside him, while he was sitting at his desk.

“I heard all this noise going through, and I didn’t even know what to look at,” he said.

No one was hurt during the crash.

It’s unclear if the building the truck crashed through will be torn down. Armstrong said he doesn’t plan on letting the crash stop him from continuing on with his business.

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