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Two young men face felony intoxicated assault charges for separate traffic accidents that seriously injured three men on July 4 near downtown San Marcos.

At about 9:45 p.m. Monday, a 2007 Ford pickup truck traveling southbound on Guadalupe Street struck a 1998 Honda passenger car at the intersection with Martin Luther King Drive. Eric Vincent Sandoval, a 32-year-old Buda resident, was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge in serious condition.

The pickup truck’s driver, 21-year-old Universal City resident Joseph Anthony Jude Gomez, was arrested and charged with intoxicated assault causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison. He was released from the Hays County jail on Tuesday after posting a $20,000 surety bond, jail records state.

At about 11:45 p.m., 36-year-old San Marcos resident Michael Jerome Lochman and 31-year-old Buda resident James Kain Jones were struck by a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck following a neighborhood block party on MLK Drive.

The driver, 20-year-old Georgetown resident Tyler Coy Ware, faces two charges of intoxicated assault causing serious bodily injury. He was released from jail on Wednesday after posting $40,000 in bail.

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3 thoughts on “July 4 traffic accidents send 3 men to hospitals

  1. WTH!!!! THEY WERE DRUNK AND THEY GET RELEASED ON BAIL? THAT’S B S……. YOU NEED STRICT LAWS ON DRUNK DRIVING. I AM A V I P SPEAKER FOR MADD. MY DAUGHTER DIED AS A RESULT OF HER DRUNK DRIVING HALLOWEEN NIGHT NOV.1ST 2012, ON THE CORNER OF DEZAVALA AND 123.HER CROSS IS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.LIFE IS TO SHORT!

  2. Drunk drivers who hurt people should not be released under low bonds.
    And their vehicles should be impounded.

  3. I’m Eric Sandoval and I really can’t say what I fell only cuz I’m lucky to be alive I was ejected from the car at impact luckily my kids decided to stay at my grandparents house if not I’m sure it would have been worse I walked away with some damage but like I said I’m luck to be alive…..

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