Thursday, February 04, 2010

"City truck runs over two homeless men"

Here's a hint: If you're homeless and you're going to use trash to keep you warm, you might want to lay down in some out-of-the-way corner.

A city truck injured two homeless men early Thursday morning after running over them in a parking lot near downtown San Antonio, authorities said.

Hector Rivera-Jasso, 51, and Alez Perez, 22, were both taken to University Hospital after the accident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Commerce Street, according to a police report. Hospital officials said both were listed in stable condition late Thursday morning.

The police report stated the men were sleeping under a pile of clothes and debris in the city-owned parking lot when the truck, a white Chevrolet Silverado 3500, ran over Rivera-Jasso's left leg and dragged Perez under its tire before stopping.

(from the Express-News)


Sabra said...

I'm still trying to figure out why the truck driver thought it would be a great idea to run over a pile of blankets. I was taught that sort of thing isn't good practice, because you never know what's going to be underneath any given object. I somehow doubt my driver's ed teacher was thinking of people, though!

Albatross said...

I agree. You should never run over something on purpose. That old paper bag in the road might just be a lost bag of nails.

And that pile of trash might be covering some homeless people. Ya just never know.