Texas Deputy's Patrol Car Catches Fire

SAN ANTONIO --

A Bexar County sheriff's deputy was involved in an accident after responding to a call in South Bexar County.

Sheriff officials said the deputy went off the roadway and slammed into a tree. The accident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday off of Pleasanton Road.

Bexar County officials said his patrol car caught fire, but the deputy was able to get out unharmed. He was still transported to Nix Hospital for a check-up.

Emergency crews told KSAT the deputy may have blown a tire as he approached Pleasanton Road, which may have caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

The Traffic Safety Unit with the sheriff's office will investigate the exact cause of the accident.

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