SAPD: Driver charged with DWI following crash that critically injured 2 people

Crash occurred just after midnight in 7200 block of Wurzbach Road

Four people were taken to an area hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the city’s Northwest Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – Two people are in critical condition and a driver is in police custody following a 2-vehicle crash on the city’s Northwest Side early Thursday morning, San Antonio police said.

The crash happened just after midnight in the 7200 block of Wurzbach Road, not far from Babcock Road and the Medical Center area.

According to police, a red Ford Focus was pulling out of a McDonald’s restaurant or a Shell gas station when it was t-boned by a white Nissan Rogue.

Police said the Nissan was traveling west on Wurzbach at a high rate of speed when the Ford Focus failed to yield the right of way and and turned left in front of the Nissan. The Nissan struck the driver-side of the Ford and both vehicles came to a rest along the south curb of Wurzbach Road, police said.

SAPD said emergency crews had to cut off a door to the SUV to pull out three people inside.

A 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were taken to University Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Nissan and a passenger of the Ford were also transported to University Hospital with non-critical injuries, police said.

Investigators say the driver of the Nissan admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages and was evaluated for intoxication and will now be charged with DWI.


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