3-year-old girl escapes major injuries when driver slams into bedroom

Driver believed to be intoxicated, police say

A three-year-old girl is being examined at a hospital after suffering injuries caused by a car that crashed into her bedroom late Wednesday night.

SAN ANTONIO – A three-year-old girl is being examined at a hospital after suffering injuries caused by a car that crashed into her bedroom late Wednesday night.

However, her father, Carlos Duran, told KSAT12 the girl appears to have suffered only minor injuries.

Duran says he and his three children were all asleep inside the home in the 600 block of Wyndale when the crash happened after 11:30 p.m.

He says the car plowed into the front wall of his three-year-old daughter’s bedroom, sending her bed flying about six feet.

It also tore through a brick planter just outside her window.

“She was covered in debris and full of – basically, the main complaint when she was a little bit shaken up, it was, like, her eyes were full of dirt and debris,” Duran said.

He says his two other children, 10 and 12 years old, were in another part of the home and were not hurt.

Duran says he was in such a deep sleep that he didn’t realize anything was wrong until police knocked on his door.

A passerby, who happened to be a nurse, did notice the wreckage and was able to pull the little girl out of any further danger.

“She’s an angel,” Duran said about the stranger who helped.

San Antonio police say after the crash, the driver got out of the car and attempted to run away.

Officers were able to catch up with him only a few blocks away.

They arrested him on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.