Three injured in wrong-way crash on Garner Field Road

Three people, including a child, were hospitalized with various injuries Tuesday as the result of a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver in the 1500 block of Garner Field Road.

When Uvalde Police Department Officer Felipe Ramon arrived at the scene, he first saw a woman with a compound fracture to her ankle comforting her son. The boy was holding a towel to his face to cover a laceration caused by the crash.

The injuries were sustained after a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Rafael Ruiz III, collided head-on with Susan Few’s 2013 Chevrolet Equinox. The wreck occurred at approximately 3:48 p.m.

According to the Uvalde Police Department, both vehicles were located in the west bound lane of traffic. Ruiz’s vehicle was facing east in the west bound lane, while Few’s vehicle was facing west. The collision is still being investigated by the police department.

Ruiz was trapped behind the steering wheel of his vehicle. Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to utilize the jaws of life. Once Ruiz was removed from the vehicle, he was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. His condition is not known.

Few was also airlifted to San Antonio. Her son was taken to Uvalde Memorial Hospital. Their conditions are also not known.



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