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3-year-old injured after suspected drunk driver crashes into home, witness pulls girl from rubble, police say

A nurse passing by the crash scene rescued the toddler and although the suspect tried to run away, officers caught him.

SAN ANTONIO — A 3-year-old girl is in stable condition after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a home on the northeast side late Wednesday, police said. A nurse who witnessed the crash jumped into action and pulled her from the rubble.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, the girl was rescued by a nurse who happened to be driving by when the crash happened in the 600 block of Wyndale. She carried the victim to an ambulance.

A preliminary report from SAPD said the girl was sleeping when the suspect crashed a 2009 Volkswagen into her bedroom. She is said to have minor injuries and suffered cuts to her face.

"The driver was evaluated and was found to be intoxicated," the report said.

The 49-year-old suspect ran off, but police caught him a few blocks away and placed him under arrest for DWI and Failure to Stop and Render Aid-Moving.

Investigators said the man was driving at a high rate of speed, going southbound on Dalewood Place when he came up to an intersection, failed to make a turn and crashed into the house.  

The girl was taken to University Hospital. Her father was also in the home at the time, but authorities said he was not injured.

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