An Off-Duty SAPD Officer Drove Straight Into A Sinkhole in Southeast San Antonio This Morning



  • Facebook Live Screenshot via News 4 San Antonio

An off-duty police officer accidentally drove his truck into a sinkhole in Southeast San Antonio at 6 a.m, after a water main break caused the road by Southside Lions Park to erode and cave in.

The man, who was identified as an off-duty police officer by the San Antonio Express-News, managed to escape unscathed after driving straight into the hole. His truck, however, wasn’t as lucky – the entire front of it, up to his windshield, appeared to be submerged in a mess of mud, water, and road-turned-mush.

San Antonio Water System learned about the water main break on Hiawatha Street at 1 a.m., and crews had shut off the water and began working on the affected area by 1:20 a.m. The crews had set up cones around the area, which were still in place when the man drove into the hole, according to SAWS.

Last year, a Bexar County deputy died after the pavement on Quintana Road collapsed, creating a 20-foot deep sinkhole and pulling two cars down with it. The driver of the second car managed to escape.

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.