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Downed light pole on NW side presents hazard for morning drivers

At least 2 cars hit the fallen pole in the dark

SAN ANTONIO – A light pole that was designed to illuminate the road instead presented a challenge to drivers in the dark early Friday morning on the city’s Northwest side.

At least two cars ended up hitting the downed light pole on the westbound access road of Interstate 10 just west of Callaghan Road before 5:30 a.m.

One car had damage to its front end and undercarriage as a result of slamming into the giant piece of steel.

The woman who was driving it said she suffered a minor injury to her arm. Paramedics treated her at the scene.

Another driver told KSAT12 he was left with three flat tires after running over the unexpected road hazard. He said he was not injured.

Both drivers said they didn’t see the light pole until it was too late.

San Antonio police were not able to say what caused the light pole to fall onto the road.

They said it was not related to another crash that happened around the same time nearby at Interstate 10 and Medical Drive.

In that case, a car that crashed had caught fire.


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