SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer was taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after he was struck by a car on the city’s North Side, according to police.
San Antonio police first reported the incident around 4 a.m. Sunday on Twitter.
Major Accident at 281 / Brook Hollow. An SAPD Officer was struck by a vehicle while handling an accident. The officer, a 2-year veteran, was transported to University Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition with serious injuries. Will send out more information.— San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) February 14, 2021
Officer Travis Gossett, a two-year veteran with the police department, was on foot in a reflective vest while investigating a wreck at Highway 281 and Brook Hollow. As he was directing traffic, the officer was struck by a car not involved in the original crash, according to police.
The driver who struck Gossett was not impaired, police say, but officers cited the driver for having no insurance and driving with an invalid license.
Police said icy road conditions and failure to control speed resulted in the crash.
Gossett was taken to University Hospital and is listed in critical condition.
““I don’t want to anticipate what the prognosis is going to be, but he is not doing well,” Police Chief William McManus said.