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3 injured after 18-wheeler crashes into hotel swimming pool

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3 injured after 18-wheeler crashes into hotel swimming pool
Three people were injured after tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete wall into an empty Texas hotel swimming pool during the wee hours of Saturday morning.

SAN ANTONIO — Three people were injured after tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete wall into an empty Texas hotel swimming pool during the wee hours of Saturday morning.

KCRA reports that a small black sedan collided with the tractor-trailer at approximately 3 a.m. on an access road off Interstate 35 in San Antonio.

KSAT reports that the impact from the crash sent both vehicles off the road into a wooden utility pole and through a concrete wall of the Hallmark Inn and Suites hotel.

San Antonio police said that the sedan was trapped between the 18-wheeler and the concrete wall. The tractor-trailer continued to move forward through the wall and crashed into the hotel’s empty pool.

Emergency personnel were guided by witnesses to a 39-year-old woman who had been walking along the sidewalk, according to police. She was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Two people inside the sedan were also injured and taken by EMS to an area hospital. They were last reported to be in stable condition.

The tractor-trailer’s driver was reported to be uninjured.

No injuries were reported from within the hotel, according to SAPD.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated, and the driver of the sedan was evaluated for possible DWI.

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