Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Car crashes into house

More carnage, this time on Grosenbacher Road.
Miguel Martinez had just finished changing a light bulb in the bathroom Monday morning when he heard a loud crash at the opposite end of his West Bexar County home.

Martinez, 41, said he tried to stay calm, gathering his two daughters who were with him on the same side of the house at Grosenbacher Road and White Birch Street and sending them to a neighbor.

“By then I knew what probably happened,” he said. “I could hear the driver moaning. I came out and saw him.”


Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dale Bennett said [James Anthony] Gonzales was driving south on Grosenbacher when he dropped his cellphone on the passenger side floorboard.

When he reached down to grab it, his knee got stuck beneath the steering wheel, and he lost control of his truck, Bennett said.
(from the Express-News)

And the errant vehicle did this much damage ...

... after taking out a utility pole! That's one sturdy truck.


AlanDP said...

"By then I knew what probably happened,” he said.

Someone else who's apparently familiar with the phenomenon.

Albatross said...

Actually, that was my first thought on reading this story.

Dave said...

A fence after the telephone pole might have slowed it down.

Fowl Ideas said...

Jersey barriers are good.