SAN ANTONIO – A North Side woman is trying to recover from injuries she suffered when a pickup came crashing into her apartment early Thursday.
According to relatives, the 61-year-old suffered a cracked rib from being pinned between the truck and her oven.
The incident happened just after midnight in the 8100 block of Pinebrook, not far from Callaghan Road and Interstate 10.
According to San Antonio police, the 44-year-old driver launched off the retaining wall of an elevated parking lot and dropped into the apartment.
The man told police that he stepped on the gas instead of the brake while driving in a Valero parking lot, a sergeant at the scene said.
The woman was in her kitchen getting a snack when the truck crashed into the apartment, causing her to become pinned.
She was rescued by SAFD and was able to walk to paramedics before she was transported to University Hospital. Police said she’s in stable condition.
The driver was also transported to University Hospital. He suffered minor injuries and would be assessed for driving while intoxicated, police said.
Firefighters had to use a winch to pull the truck out of the apartment.
The woman’s relatives told KSAT that she had her cell phone on her and was able to call them for help while she was still trapped.
The impact destroyed a kitchen wall and part of the roof of the apartment.
Hours later, relatives were still at the woman’s home, trying to clean up a bit and recover her valuables.
They said they found a stack of empty beer cans along with cans of Pediasure, a nutritional drink usually given to young children.
The relatives said they believe all of it came from the truck because the woman doesn’t drink alcohol.