SAN ANTONIO – A driver had to be extracted from his truck and taken to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash on the South Side on Monday morning.
The crash happened just before 5:15 a.m. on New Laredo Highway and Pitluk Avenue, just south of Southwest Military Drive.
Police said a Dodge Ram truck was traveling southbound on New Laredo Highway when it sideswiped a Subaru hatchback that was heading north.
The truck went into the northbound lane and crashed — almost head-on — into a big rig, which didn’t have a trailer.
The driver of the Dodge, a male believed to be in his 40s, was pinned inside the truck and extracted by SAFD. He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in critical condition.
Police said the driver of the big rig had minor injuries, and the people in the Subaru were not injured.
Weather is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.