Driver taken to hospital after crashing into utility pole on Southeast Side, SAPD says

The driver, a 30-year-old man, is in critical condition

A driver is hospitalized after crashing their vehicle into a utility pole on the East Side, according to San Antonio police. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A driver was speeding before he lost control and crashed into a utility pole on the Southeast Side, according to San Antonio police.

The crash happened just before 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the 4400 block of Roland Avenue.

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Police said the driver, a 30-year-old man, was speeding and heading eastbound on Southcross when he lost control and crashed into the pole. The impact caused the vehicle to flip on its side.

The man was rescued from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital with critical injuries. At last check, his condition remains the same and he had to undergo surgery, SAPD said.

CPS Energy crews were in the area to repair the power lines that may have been damaged.

No one else was inside the vehicle during the crash and no other vehicles were involved.

It’s unknown if the driver will face any charges. We’ll bring more updates to this story as they become available.

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Adam Barraza is a photojournalist at KSAT 12 and an El Paso native. He interned at KVIA, the local ABC affiliate, while still in high school. He then moved to San Antonio and, after earning a degree from San Antonio College and the University of the Incarnate Word, started working in news. He’s also a diehard Dodgers fan and an avid sneakerhead.

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