Man, woman extracted from SUV by firefighters after head-on crash on East Side, SAFD says

Crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on North New Braunfels bridge

SAN ANTONIO – Two people had to be extracted from their vehicle by firefighters after a head-on crash on the city’s East Side late Sunday night, according to the San Antonio Fire Department.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on the North New Braunfels bridge.

A battalion chief said a man and a woman in a sport utility vehicle had collided with a man in a pickup truck with a child in the backseat.

A preliminary police report states that the pickup truck was traveling northbound on the bridge and was approaching I-35 when the front left tire blew out, causing him to lose control and crash into the SUV.

Officials said fire crews had to cut open the SUV to rescue both the man and the woman from inside the vehicle. They were taken by ambulance to an area hospital and are expected to be OK.

Authorities said there were no major injuries reported and that no criminal charges are pending.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS all responded to the call.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.


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