SAPD: Drivers facing DWI charges in wrong-way vehicle crash on Wurzbach Parkway

Crash occurred just before 1:30 a.m. near Buzzi Way on Northeast Side

San Antonio police are trying to figure out the cause of a wrong-way vehicle crash on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning.
San Antonio police are trying to figure out the cause of a wrong-way vehicle crash on the city’s Northeast Side early Thursday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – Two drivers who were hospitalized following a wrong-way vehicle crash on the Northeast Side are now facing charges, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Police said the accident happened just before 1:30 a.m. on Wurzbach Parkway near Buzzi Way, not far from Thousand Oaks Drive and Morgan’s Wonderland.

The 29-year-old driver of a blue 2001 Nissan Altima was driving eastbound on the westbound lanes of Wurzbach and crashed head-on into a gray 2021 GMC Terrain.

Police said the man’s legs were pinned under the dashboard and he needed help to get out. The driver of the Terrain fled the scene on foot and was caught by officers near the Heroes Stadium parking lot, police said.

Both drivers, who have not been identified, were found to be driving while intoxicated, according to SAPD.

The driver of the Altima suffered minor injuries and was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in stable condition. He will be charged with DWI.

The driver of the Terrain was in possession of marijuana and had an out-of-county warrant for his arrest, police said. He will face charges of DWI, failure to stop and render aid and possession, as well as his active warrant.


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