SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer is hospitalized after a major crash on the Southeast Side, and the driver of the other vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DWI, according to SAPD.
The crash happened Friday at 9 p.m. near South Presa and Southeast Military after the officer was dispatched for a burglary in action call.
SAPD said a witness reported the officer was driving west with his lights and sirens on and had a green light.
The other driver — identified by SAPD Saturday morning as Trinidad Huerta, 60 — was going east in a Grey Nissan truck when he cut off the officer while attempting to turn north, SAPD said. Huerta’s Nissan truck T-boned the officer.
EMS took the officer to the hospital, where he will be evaluated for head injuries. Witnesses reported that the officer was not alert after the crash and was bleeding from his head.
SAPD said they were notified that the officer’s vitals were good after being transported.
Huerta was evaluated for driving while intoxicated while at the scene.
“There was enough cues to arrest him for DWI,” Sgt. Washington Moscoso said.
A passenger in the Nissan truck was also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Investigators will determine the speed at which the truck was traveling.
SAPD warns drivers to plan for a sober ride during holiday festivities.
“This is something that could have been avoided,” Moscoso said.