Officer struck, injured by car while responding to crash, SAPD says

The crash happened around 5:52p.m. on Babcock Road and Northwest Loop 410.

SAN ANTONIO – An officer responding to a crash was struck and injured by a car that did not stop for sirens and flashing lights, according to SAPD.

The crash happened around 5:52 p.m. on Babcock Road and Northwest Loop 410.

SAPD said the officer was responding to call for a crash near Callaghan when his patrol car was struck.

A driver headed south on Babcock did not see the officer’s flashing lights or sirens and did not understand why fellow drivers were not going on the green light. The driver decided to keep going and struck the patrol vehicle, police said.

Police say the driver had minor injuries from an airbag, and the officer had back pain and was being taken to University Hospital.

The driver is not expected to face charged, officers said.

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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.