Monday, March 15, 2010

Quick thinking and a little duct tape goes a long way

The headline should read duct tape fixes gas main and saves neighborhood and lives.

More proof that everything goes better with a little duct tape.

Man crashes vehicle into yard, hits gas main
By Jennifer R. Lloyd - Express-News 
A man was taken to an area hospital after crashing his vehicle into a fence between homes and hitting a gas main on the city's far North Side Sunday afternoon.

The man, in his 20s, believed to be from San Antonio, drove off a roadway at the intersection of Emerald Forest Drive and Indian Bow at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, said Brooke Hildreth, battalion chief for the San Antonio Fire Department.

The small white vehicle jumped a curb, ran over a small tree and hit a gas main before knocking over a portion of fencing and coming to rest. No one was home at the house nearest to the accident at the time it occurred, Hildreth said.

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