Driver faces possible DWI charge after crashing into mechanic, 6 other cars at auto shop, SAPD says

The mechanic sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital

SAN ANTONIO – A man is facing a possible DWI charge after his BMW went through a fence and crashed into six other vehicles at an auto shop and a mechanic, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. Wednesday at S. Hackberry Street and W. Drexel Avenue, on the city’s East Side.

Police said the BMW was heading northbound on Hackberry when the driver likely ran a red light and struck a blue vehicle that was turning at the intersection.

The impact of the crash sent the blue vehicle spinning, according to SAPD.

The BMW then went over a curb, plowed through a fence and crashed into six vehicles at an auto shop, and struck a mechanic, police said.

Authorities said the mechanic was working underneath a car at the time of the crash. He was temporarily pinned underneath some of the vehicles but first responders were able to rescue him.

He sustained non-life-threatening injuries but was taken to an area hospital for further treatment.

Two passengers in the blue vehicle sustained minor injuries but were not taken to a hospital.

The BMW driver is facing a possible DWI charge, according to SAPD. It’s unclear if other charges may be filed.

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