SAN ANTONIO – A man is hospitalized and in critical condition after San Antonio police said he ran a red light and crashed with another vehicle at a high rate of speed near downtown.
The crash happened around 9 p.m., Tuesday, on Brazos Street and Guadalupe Street.
Police said the 29-year-old man was driving a Lexus IS 250 and was speeding and heading northbound on Brazos when he ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into a Nissan Rogue heading eastbound.
SAPD said after the impact, the Lexus struck a signal light pole on the northeast corner of the intersection, knocking it down.
The man was not wearing a seatbelt and became trapped in his vehicle and had to be extracted by firefighters, according to officials. He was taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
A 50-year-old woman in the Nissan Rogue was taken to University Hospital as a precaution, police said. She had no life-threatening injuries.
Police said the man isn’t facing any criminal charges at this time, but that could change pending further investigation. Speed was a factor in the crash.