SAN ANTONIO – Emergency crews had to rescue a driver who was pinned inside a car that crashed on the far South Side late Monday night, San Antonio police said.
The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. at the Loop 410 and Poteet Jourdanton Freeway exit.
According to police, officers arrived to find a car with three people -- a male and two females -- that had crashed into a pole.
Police said the driver of the vehicle was traveling westbound on SW Loop 410 and had exited onto the Poteet Jourdanton Freeway but was going too fast and lost control.
Authorities said the vehicle left the roadway and went into a grassy area between the main lanes and the access road. The vehicle continued through the intersection of Highway 16 and struck a traffic light pole, police said.
The San Antonio Fire Department rescued the driver pinned inside the vehicle. He was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. The two women were also taken to University Hospital to be checked out.
Police said A 9 mm pistol was found under the driver’s seat and marijuana was found in a backpack.
The driver will be charged as a felon in possession of a firearm and in possession of marijuana cases.