BCSO Deputy, K9 hit by wrong-way driver; two teens in custody after running from scene

Stretch of Old Pearsall Road closed in both directions

A Bexar County deputy was injured when two teens crashed into his patrol vehicle on Old Pearsall Road on May 26, 2023. (BCSO)

A Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy and his K9 are being evaluated at area hospitals after a wrong-way driver crashed into the deputy’s vehicle on Friday.

It happened on Old Pearsall Road just after noon.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said a deputy noticed a black sedan going the wrong way on Old Pearsall Road near Ray Ellison and tried to conduct a traffic stop.

The driver was weaving in and out of lanes and the deputy lost the vehicle.

A BCSO K9 deputy was laying down spikes in an attempt to stop the suspects, when the driver swerved to avoid the spikes and crashed into the deputy’s Chevy Tahoe, knocking the deputy’s vehicle into the deputy.

That deputy lost consciousness for a short time but the sheriff said other than a concussion, bumps and bruises, he didn’t suffer any major injuries.

The deputy’s K9 was inside the SUV and did not appear to suffer any injuries in the crash but was taken to an animal hospital as a precaution.

After the crash, two young men ran from the black sedan into a cornfield.

They were apprehended about 30 minutes later near a home.

Salazar did not know the identity of the suspects but said they were young, and likely teenagers.

He said it was unclear why they were driving the wrong way and evading the deputies, but said the pair is now facing a “litany” of felony charges including leaving the scene of a crash, evading arrest in a vehicle and possibly aggravated assault of a peace officer.

A stretch of Old Pearsall Road is closed in both directions while BCSO conducts an investigation.

Southwest ISD sent a message to parents saying that as a precaution, some nearby schools were on “secure” meaning everyone was brought inside and the perimeter doors were locked.

Salazar said the incident did not involve the schools at all.

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