San Antonio Driver Crashes into Ice Cream Shop

A San Antonio man’s foot got caught on the vehicle’s accelerator, causing the vehicle to crash into an ice cream shop on the north side of town. 

Incident Details

  • According to Kens5, San Antonio Police responded to the 18300 block of Blanco Road near Loop 1604 just before 1 p.m. for reports of a vehicle crashing into a store.
  • When officers arrived, they found a truck had run into an ice cream shop. El Amigos Ice Cream shop was closed, so thankfully there were no injuries.
  • The damages are estimated to be around $20,000.
  • No word on whether any charges will be filed against the driver.

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  • Follow Traffic Regulations: Respect speed limits, obey traffic signals and signs, and consistently use turn signals to clearly convey your intentions to other road users. Avoid aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating, cutting off other drivers, or maneuvering between lanes.

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