Intoxicated passenger grabs wheel, crashes truck into San Antonio restaurant

01/25/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

San Antonio, TX—A truck crashed into a Chinese restaurant on the Northeast Side and ignited a fire that damaged the building. The automobile accident occurred on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at around 1 a.m., as reported by

According to officials, an allegedly intoxicated passenger of a blue 2002 Chevrolet truck grabbed the wheel of the moving pickup truck as it was headed north on Nacogdoches Road. The truck slammed into the side of Chin San Chinese Restaurant near Wordsworth Street.

The driver of the pickup, Jonathan Puga and his passenger Sean Gardner, both 33, managed to get out of the truck safely. Puga was treated at scene for minor injuries.

According to police reports, Gardner was intoxicated when he called Puga for a ride home. On their way home, Gardner wanted to go to a female friend’s house and grabbed the steering wheel.

The collision sparked a fire that traveled from the truck onto the building.

No one was arrested in connection with the crash. Investigations are ongoing.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Texas automobile accident lawyers.

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