Family of four’s SUV rolls down embankment, injures 2 on North Side, police say

A mother and a 5-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries

Two injured after SUV rolls down embankment on the North Side, SAPD says. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A mother and a 5-year-old boy are injured after their SUV busted through a fence and rolled down an embankment outside of a North Side hotel, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon at an extended stay hotel near Highway 281 and Evans.

Police say a family of four was inside of their SUV when the dad, the driver, started backing up out of a parking spot.

The vehicle’s brakes failed and the SUV went through a wrought iron fence and rolled down an embankment, where it came to rest on its side, according to officers.

The mother injured her hip and the boy had a cut on his head -- both were non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to an area hospital by EMS for further treatment and evaluation.

No other vehicles were involved and the investigation continues. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

About the Authors:

Emily Martin is a digital producer trainee at KSAT. She earned a journalism degree from Texas State University, where she was news director at KTSW, the campus radio station. She has also interned at KXAN and KUT in Austin.

Before starting at KSAT in August 2011, Ken was a news photographer at KENS. Before that he was a news photographer at KVDA TV in San Antonio. Ken graduated from San Antonio College with an associate's degree in Radio, TV and Film. Ken has won a Sun Coast Emmy and four Lone Star Emmys. Ken has been in the TV industry since 1994.