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Truck flips outside campus

Truck flips outside campus - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

San Antonio police and fire officials responded to a rollover accident Oct. 8, 2019 on South Zarzamora Street near the entrance to campus. Photo by Irene Holmes

A worker test-driving a black 2011 Ford F-350 for a mechanic company walked away uninjured from a rollover accident Tuesday evening on South Zarzamora Street outside the entrance to Texas A&M University-San Antonio, police said.

 The accident occurred at 6 p.m. Oct. 8, according to an email from Romana Lopez, public information officer with the San Antonio Police Department.

The driver told The Mesquite at the scene that the truck had been experiencing mechanical-related issues.

“The truck has been having issues with the ignition and electrical system,” he said. “It cuts off. I was driving, and the truck turned off. I tried to turn off the road, but the wheels locked.”

 When police arrived, the truck with an extended cab was upside down in a ditch on South Zarzamora near Jaguar Parkway. Police said the driver told responders he tried to steer off the road but had not noticed the ditch, which caused the truck to flip over.

San Antonio Fire and Rescue also spoke with the driver. Officials said an EMS unit was not needed.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Police cited the driver for no driver’s license.

The vehicle was towed away by a wrecker service. The driver, who said he lived in the area, said he was going to walk home.

About the Author

Irene Dubois Holmes
Irene Dubois Holmes
Irene DuBois Holmes is a senior communication and criminal justice major at Texas A&M-San Antonio. She works as an editor for El Espejo Magazine. Irene is passionate about criminal law and enjoys writing special interest articles about crime and justice. She will be attending law school and hopes to practice juvenile criminal law.

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