SAPD: Officer struck by car hospitalized with serious injuries

Speed, icy conditions played factors in incident, police say

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.

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.

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Fares Sabawi has been a journalist in San Antonio for four years. He has covered several topics, but specializes in crime, courts, open records and data visualization.