The Jaws of Life was kept busy overnight, as EMS techs had to cut drivers out of the mangled wreckage of two cars on opposite sides of town, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports
.The first wreck happened just before midnight when a man in his late 20s was driving too fast down Hausman Rd. near UTSA. He jumped a curb, hit a concrete divider, and went airborne, winding up in the middle of the eastbound lane of I-10.
He had to be cut out of his car and was rushed to the hospital in critical conditon.
About an hour later, a woman in her early forties was again driving too fast, this time down Broadway just south of the Pearl. She lost control and jumped the curb at the Jones Ave intersection near Maverick Park. She took out a telephone pole, snapping the traffic signal pole in half.
It took EMS crews 20 minutes to cut her out of the wreckage. She was rushed to SAMMC, also in critical condition, and also with multiple injuries.
Traffic Investigation Division officers are looking into both wrecks, to determine if alcohol played a factor.