Downed light pole on NW side presents hazard for morning drivers

At least 2 cars hit the fallen pole in the dark

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.

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.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.