Boerne police urges drivers to stay off icy roads after officer injured in crash

Officer has been released from the hospital

A Boerne police officer was injured in a crash on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. (Boerne Police Department)

SAN ANTONIO – The Boerne Police Department is urging drivers to use caution on icy roads after one of their officers was injured in an accident on Tuesday morning.

Police said the incident happened just before 8 a.m. on the access road of Interstate 10 near the intersection with South Main Street.

Before the crash, the officer was helping another motorist and was sitting inside his patrol vehicle. Police said the driver of a Toyota Tacoma then lost control on the icy road and crashed into the police car.

The officer was taken to a local hospital in stable condition but has since been released. No one else was injured.

Police are asking drivers to stay off the roads for unnecessary travel.

As of Tuesday morning, icing has begun on elevated surfaces, according to KSAT meteorologist Sarah Spivey. Most streets are drivable, but conditions are expected to worsen Tuesday night and especially Wednesday.

Significant icing is possible around Boerne, leading to hazardous travel with power outages possible.

Wrecks are being reported across South Central Texas as temperatures drop below or near freezing. Freezing rain and ice accumulation are possible in the Hill Country.

To see a list of road closures in Bexar County and the Hill Country, click here.

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About the Authors:

Rebecca Salinas joined KSAT in the fall of 2019. Her skills include content management, engagement and reporting.

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.