Accident sends Travis parent’s SUV spinning

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Robert Hillburn of Texas Towing sweeps up debris to tow Clint Babcock's car today at West Dewey and Main while Babcock looks on. Babcock’s car collided with a green Montero Sport Monday. Photo by Neven Jones

Robert Hillburn of Texas Towing sweeps up debris to tow Clint Babcock’s car today at West Dewey and Main while Babcock looks on. Babcock’s car collided with a green Montero Sport Monday. Photo by Neven Jones

No one was injured in the crash.

By M.J. Callahan

The first day for Travis Early College High School parent Arturo Gonzalez was anything but uneventful.

Gonzalez drove his green Montero sport Mitsubishi north bound on Main Avenue to pick up his daughter at about 3:30 p.m. Monday from her first day of ninth grade at the high school at West Dewey Place and North Main Avenue.

Gonzalez turned on his left signal to turn west onto Dewey place when a car coming south was turning east.

Clint Babcock in a black 328CI BMW was driving south on Main behind the car turning east on Dewey and did not see Gonzalez until it was too late to stop.

Babcock said he tried to stop but couldn’t in time.

Babcock’s car slammed into the side of Gonzalez’s SUV, sending Gonzalez’s vehicle spinning on Dewey.

When Gonzalez’s SUV stopped, he was facing east with his passenger side damaged but the vehicle still drivable.

The accident smashed the front of Babcock’s car and sent debris flying over the southwest corner of the intersection almost reaching Lot 14 at this college. His car was rendered inoperable.

Gonzalez said that while his SUV was spinning on Dewey, a white car was caught between the two vehicles involved in the accident but received no damage and left the scene.

One officer from the San Antonio Police Department investigated the accident while two Alamo Colleges police officers directed traffic to adjacent streets.

No one was injured.

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