SAN ANTONIO -- A black Jeep Liberty crashed nose-first into the asphalt of the AT&T Parkway Saturday night, plummeting more than 16 feet off the I-35 overpass.(from KSAT-12)
Police say the driver of the SUV swerved to miss an object on the highway believed to be a folding table, and in the process lost control, struck the guardrail and plunged off the highway onto the roadway below.
The injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening, which is good.
But this goes to show that just about anything can end up on the blacktops of our daily commutes, and we'd do well to stay alert. One time, right on IH-10 between Vance Jackson and Crossroads, I had to swerve to avoid an entire chest of drawers. It makes me wonder how people can lose significant portions of their loads without noticing or without bothering to at least move it off the roadway.