2 taken to hospital after getting pinned in vehicle crash with tree

Driver facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer

SAN ANTONIO - Two people were taken to an area hospital after getting pinned during a vehicle crash with a tree, San Antonio police said Wednesday.

The accident was reported just after midnight in the 700 block of  Southwest 24th Street near San Fernando Street on the city's West Side.

According to police, the Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling southbound when the driver failed to navigate the curve and crashed. Emergency crews responded and cut the pair from the vehicle.

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The driver suffered a head injury and was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, police said.

A passenger from inside the vehicle also was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. 

Police said they believe alcohol played a factor in the crash and the driver is now facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

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