Viral video shows dangerous highway ‘takeover’ on I-10 leading to gunshots, multi-car crash

SAN ANTONIO – A video that has hundreds of thousands of views on social media shows a dangerous scene on a busy highway on the Northwest Side.

The video was recorded Sunday night time on Interstate 10 close to Callaghan Road. You can hear gunshots and see the aftermath of what’s typically referred to as a road automobile takeover.

San Antonio police mentioned vehicles shut down the eastbound lanes of I-10 round 10 p.m. and drivers began doing donuts on the highway.

Police mentioned an individual inside a white Dodge Challenger exited his automobile and began capturing, inflicting drivers on either side of the highway to velocity away from the scene.

The chaos led to a four-car crash on the westbound lanes of I-10, police mentioned.

A father and son who have been in visitors recorded the incident on their telephones.

“Not even long after we had been there, just a couple of minutes, we heard rounds start going off,” mentioned the daddy who wished to go by the title Doc. “We can just see people start scrambling in each direction when it first went off.”

“Our initial reaction was ‘get your head down’ and then people started clearing out a lot faster,” mentioned Doc’s son, RJ. “Your fight or flight activates, and so people started getting out of there. But you also had people that were pretty panicked and stopped in the middle of the highway.”

Car takeovers are usually not unusual in San Antonio.

“They block an intersection, street, the highway and do some donuts and usually get up out of there pretty quick. It’s not indicative of what the car community is about. It was just an unfortunate incident,” Doc mentioned.

RJ posted the video on social media in an effort to get the phrase out about this exercise. It had greater than 4 million views on TikTok as of Monday afternoon.

“You have situations like that where it gets out of control and then things blow out of proportion, people start panicking and people end up getting hurt,” RJ mentioned.

Police mentioned no witnesses of the capturing stayed to cooperate with the investigation and everybody concerned within the ensuing crashes didn’t need to be transported to the hospital.

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