SAN ANTONIO -- Two people were seriously injured when the car they were traveling in hit two poles on the West Side.
Investigators say the car was traveling west on Old Highway 90 at high rate of speed around 1:30 a.m. Thursday when it hit a center median near the 100 block of Properity. The car briefly went airborne, crossed the eastbound lanes, and hit a utility pole. Witnesses told police a woman inside the car was ejected upon impact, and the car went into a spin. The car then slammed into a metal sign pole in the parking lot of the E-Z Wash Laundry, and police believe the driver was then ejected. The car continued to spin and finally stopped when it hit a fence.
The passenger, a 43-year-old woman, was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
The 41-year-old man who was driving the car was also taken to University Hospital and is expected to recover. Police said they found an open container of beer in the debris and believe the man was intoxicated at the time of the crash. A police report states he will be charged with Intoxication Assault.