Woman injured when SUV plows into West Side home

Suspected drunk driver facing charges, police say

San Antonio police say they believe a driver was drunk when his SUV plowed into a West Side home early Friday morning, injuring a woman who lives there.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say they believe a driver was drunk when his SUV plowed into a West Side home early Friday morning, injuring a woman who lives there.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Kirk Place shortly after 3 a.m. and found the vehicle protruding from the side of the home.

They say the SUV was traveling east on Kirk Place when it went out control, crossed the road, knocked a school zone signal off its base and barreled into the home.

The light was left dangling, only standing because it was caught in an overhead utility line.

Police took the driver into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

They also found the woman, believed to be about 20-years-old, suffering from what they described as minor injuries.

Her mother later told KSAT 12 News there were five family members inside the home at the time of the crash.

She says her daughter and grandchild were sleeping on the living room couch when the SUV suddenly broke through the wall, knocking items from that room into other parts of the house.

It narrowly missed hitting a gas line on the outside of the home.

The woman says her daughter was treated at a hospital for a minor concussion but is expected to be OK.

Her grandchild, she says, also suffered some minor bruising but did not have to go to a hospital.

After the crash, she says, another relative chased down the SUV driver who was trying to run away. He held onto the suspect until police arrived.

The family’s home was left with a huge hole in the wall.

By daylight, relatives already were working to board it up and make repairs.


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.