Driver was frightened but not injured.
By Bleah B. Patterson
Yajaira Sandoval’s compact Kia Rio flipped over in a collision with an Acura 3.5RL full-size sedan between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. today at San Pedro Avenue and Laurel Street.
Sandoval, who is not a student at this college, said she was not injured, although her mother, Sandra Sandoval, applied an ice pack to her temple after the accident.
Officer Amador with the San Antonio Police Department, who would not give his first name, said it looked a lot worse than it was.
“You’d think something like this would be worse,” Amador said. “She’s just shaken up; no one was hurt.”
Sandoval said while crying that the incident scared her.
Amador said the Acura that hit the Kia was traveling south on San Pedro and changed lanes to avoid contact with the back of a pickup.
In the attempt to avoid a collision, the driver hit Sandoval with enough force that her vehicle jumped the curb in front of the Beer N’ All convenience store on the southwest corner of San Pedro and Laurel.
A stocker at the Beer N’ All, Juan Hernandez, pulled Sandoval from the car.
“I was just standing here and then I heard the brakes. The other car was trying to avoid a truck that stopped in front of him and hit the (Sandoval’s) car. I dropped my phone, everything, and ran to pull her out. Her phone had someone in her family’s number on it so I gave her a bottle of water and called them.”
Hernandez said he turned to the other attendants and told them to call the police.
The owner of the vehicle that hit Sandoval confirmed he was trying to avoid hitting the bumper of the pickup in front of him when he hit the Kia, but he declined to provide his name to The Ranger.
The pickup that stopped abruptly left the scene; however, Amador said he would not pursue the owner of the truck or hold him responsible.
The pickup was not involved in the accident.