Woman Injured in Car Accident at the Ata-Bexar County Fire Department in Bexar County, TX
Bexar County, TX -- December 27, 2020, one person was injured due to an accident where a car crashed into a fire department building on Pleasanton Road.
Investigators with the Bexar County Sheriff's Department reported that the crash happened at around 12:25 a.m. off the corner of Pleasanton Road and Big Leaf Road.
According to reports, a 70-year-old woman was driving a vehicle along Pleasanton when she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. As a result, the vehicle careened off-road and crashed into the Ata-Bexar Fire Department.
The woman was taken to a hospital in unspecified condition. No firefighters were injured. Additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Car Hitting Fire Department on Pleasanton Road in Bexar County
I sometimes have people bring up crashes like this as an example that sometimes further investigations just aren't necessary. Well, even a crash like this may not be the exception. I was discussing a crash with a colleague where a woman was texting and driving, and she crashed her car. Looking further into it, however, it turned out she wasn't going fast enough to cause the injuries she sustained. So what happened? Well, it turned out that her airbag was defective. So while she caused the crash, the airbag caused the injuries. I'm not saying anything like that happened here, but there's no real way to say for sure until an experienced investigator looks at all the facts.