Ringing alarm alerts manager to crashed car inside South Side business

Driver, passenger suffer critical injuries

SAN ANTONIO – A ringing alarm at a South Side business apparently alerted a manager to a car that had crashed into and lodged inside the building.

A worker at Save Cleaners told KSAT 12 News that the manager found the driver and passenger still inside the vehicle when he arrived shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.

She said the manager had arrived at the business, in the 2200 block of Quintana Road, to investigate an alarm that had gone off after hours.

San Antonio police were called to the scene to investigate. They said it appeared the driver, for some reason, lost control of the car on a curvy section of the road.

Orange markings spray painted on the ground indicated that the vehicle had been traveling north when it crossed the road, took out a bus stop sign and bench, then tore into the building.

Despite the damage done to the business, a worker said it would be open to customers Friday.

She said the area that was damaged served as a place where they could drop off clothes for cleaning. However, that worker said there was another doorway that customers can use to enter the business.

About the Author:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.