Driver of USPS truck falls asleep at wheel, crashes into clinic in Castle Hills, police say

Crash occurred around 4:40 a.m. on access road of Loop 410 near Blanco Road

CASTLE HILLS, Texas – The driver of a United States Postal Service truck avoided serious injury after crashing into a building early Friday morning, the Castle Hills Police Department said.

The incident occurred around 4:40 a.m. at a Direct Med Clinic in the Blanco Junction Shopping Center on the access road of Loop 410, just before Blanco Road.

According to Castle Hills police, the driver of a USPS truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the vascular clinic. It is unclear if the driver was coming off a shift, or just starting his route.

USPS truck crash into building image. (KSAT)

“When we arrived on scene, we found the driver sill trapped in the vehicle,” Zachary Johnson, an officer with the Castle Hills Police Department said.

The front of the truck went into the building, but the driver avoided serious injury, police said. No injuries to anyone else were reported.

Firefighters with San Antonio Fire Department looked at the extent of the damage from the inside.

“I’ve never been through anything like this, so i’ll be in touch with my insurance company and follow their lead and guidance, but this is a wonderful clinic for us, so we plan on trying to stay here and rebuild as much as we can,” Dr. Roger Moczygemba, CEO and founder of Direct Med Clinic said.

The driver, a man in his 50s, was taken by EMS to University Hospital to be checked out as a precaution. He is expected to be OK.

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