A San Antonio couple and their 2-month-old son are on the “long road to recovery” after suffering severe injuries when a man being pursued by police struck their vehicle.
Tom and Priscilla Garcia, both 32, and their 2-month-old son Maximiliano were hospitalized after the head-on collision.
Tom, who had a fractured spine and broken clavicle, was released Tuesday, according to a GoFundMe launched by a family member. Priscilla and Max remain in intensive care.
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The pursuit began on Friday evening when the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a red Ford F-250 had been stolen from from a convenience store along Interstate 10 near FM 775, News4SA reported.
Deputies spotted the truck in Marion and gave chase when the driver refused to stop. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office sent deputies to assist in the chase when the pursuit crossed the county line.
The driver of the stolen truck, later identified as David Sauceda, crashed into several vehicles near Interstate 10 and Loop 1604, according to reports.
Sauceda, a 48-year-old Seguin resident, was booked at the Guadalupe County jail on several charges, including evading arrest and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His combined bail was set at $162,000.
The family’s GoFundMe notes that “it is nothing short of a miracle” the parents and child survived the crash.
“Their vehicle was struck head on at full impact and was ripped to pieces according to the detective that’s been assigned to the case,” a post reads.
The fundraiser had reached over $34,000 toward its $100,000 goal on Wednesday. Donations will be used to ease the financial burden of future medical costs and therapies.
An update posted Tuesday concluded, “Please continue to share and keep Tom and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”