Joshua Stearns, Child Injured in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- November 30, 2022, Joshua Stearns and a child were injured as the result of a two-vehicle car accident.
Investigators said that the incident happened just before 7:00 p.m. along Callaghan Road near Whitewing Lane.
It appears 31-year-old Gilbert Galvan Jr. was in a Mitsubishi Lancer traveling southbound on Callaghan. From oncoming lanes, authorities said that a Hyundai Elantra was making a left turn. The vehicles collided head-on.
A 12-year-old boy in Galvan's vehicle was said to have incapacitating injuries. The other driver, identified as Joshua Daniel Stearns, was also said to have incapacitating injuries. Right now, the cause of the crash cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Joshua Stearns Car Accident in San Antonio
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