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Some of GMSA’s most shocking videos of 2022

SAN ANTONIO – You’ve heard the phrase an image is value a thousand phrases.

This previous year, there’ve been a lot of footage in our newscasts which have stated an entire lot.

At the identical time, some of these photographs momentarily left me speechless, significantly those who I noticed whereas masking information for Good Morning San Antonio.

While we now have sadly witnessed greater than our share of dying and destruction in 2022, I wished to revisit some tales which have had no human prices related to them.

What follows is my personal checklist of some of the most shocking sights this year.

Frightful flames engulf notable companies on a number of events

In 4 totally different incidents, we noticed fireplace swallow up companies that have been virtually San Antonio landmarks, and lightweight up the skies with horrifying flames.

In March, folks all throughout the town have been devastated to study that Jacala Mexican restaurant, a neighborhood foodie favourite for the reason that Nineteen Forties, had burned to the bottom.

The enormous fireplace raged on for hours, regardless of the decided efforts of San Antonio fireplace crews.

A hearth that broke out early Thursday morning destroyed a long-time Northwest Side restaurant and took with it years of recollections for the proprietor and the local people.

One month later, Guardian Angel daycare, a staple for fogeys on the South facet, additionally fell to flames.

The fireplace, although, didn’t destroy the spirit of its proprietor, and, as we reported a number of months later, he was in a position to reopen in one other web site.

A constructing on the Northeast Side that when housed Midnight Rodeo nightclub was lowered to ashes in November, however solely after it exploded into flames.

And in early December, drivers alongside Interstate 10 close to Foster Road couldn’t assist however discover the massive fireball that when had been Flying J truck cease.

The common resting place for giant rig drivers burned down as a result of a fireplace that began within the kitchen of an adjoining Denny’s restaurant.

Train troubles

Two totally different incidents involving freight trains created curious sights.

A pickup was left virtually unrecognizable after it collided with two freight trains that have been parked on the tracks close to Highway 90 and General Hudnell in May.

San Antonio police are attempting to trace down two individuals who have been in a pickup that collided with two trains alongside a set of railroad tracks on the town’s West Side.

Police say the driving force and a passenger by some means bought free of the twisted steel and have been in a position to run away.

Another prepare parked on the tracks close to Quintana Road grew to become like a jail for one more man.

Firefighters needed to go in and rescue him from a freight automobile the place he had been trapped by an enormous steel coil for greater than 12 hours.

Fire crews informed us he was a stowaway who secretly had boarded the prepare the day prior to this in Eagle Pass.

He was not critically damage.

San Antonio firefighters say a person who had spent greater than 12 hours trapped inside a freight prepare automobile on the town’s Southwest facet had secretly boarded the prepare in Eagle Pass.

Amazing Amazon crash:

Jaw-dropping solely begins to explain the sight of an Amazon truck protruding from the entrance of a restaurant.

San Antonio police say a driver escaped harm after dropping management of his large rig on a rain-slick freeway, then slamming right into a Northeast Side restaurant in a single day.

The driver apparently lost management of his large rig on a rain-slick part of Interstate 35 close to AT&T Center Parkway.

He wasn’t damage however a whole lot of packages took a spill all around the parking zone after the collision opened up the truck like a sardine can.

One robust TV

It’s robust to inform if a West Side girl or her flat-screen tv was in the precise place on the proper time.

Either method, she survived because of the position of each of them when somebody fired a bullet by her window.

She informed us she was standing behind the TV on the time, and the bullet lodged within the again of it fairly than in her physique.

She believes the shooter had the improper home.

A haunting impression

It has been greater than two months since I first laid eyes on a doll named Sarah, however the reminiscence of her nonetheless offers me chills.

Whether or not the calendar exhibits it’s October 31, Halloween is rarely removed from the ideas of anybody who walks right into a North Side business.

The creepy blue-eyed doll, by some means sealed in a tiny coffin that solely exhibits her face, is not any kids’s toy.

Her proprietor says Sarah is haunted and has been inflicting all types of supernatural exercise inside the partitions of her North Side costume and collectibles store.

Although these tales could not symbolize the most important information of 2022, by their photographs, they’ve made an enduring impression on me.

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