Be sure before you turn, officer says.
By Katherine Garcia
A student on his way to a job interview was involved in an accident with another student at 11:40 a.m. yesterday at San Pedro Avenue and West Courtland Place.
Nursing freshman James Laform said he was driving in the left lane Northbound CAP on San Pedro when biology sophomore Nathan Alonso driving a Dodge Stratus turned right from Courtland in front of Laform’s 2009 Toyota Corolla and another vehicle in the right lane.
The front end of Laform’s Toyota was damaged. Alonso’s Dodge was slightly damaged in the front on the driver’s side.
Alonso would not comment on the accident.
Laform said he had just left campus after informing his professor he wouldn’t make it to RNSG 2207. Transition to Nursing Practice, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the nursing complex because he had a job interview.
Laform said he came to campus instead of calling because he lives nearby and he didn’t have the professor’s phone number.
Laform said he planned to go to the hospital instead because he had chest pains as a result of the seatbelt tightening from the impact.
San Antonio Police Officer Dan Urenga, who responded to the accident, said drivers should make certain that no cars are coming before turning onto a major thoroughfare such as San Pedro.
“You have to be 100 percent sure there are no cars coming,” he said. “It’s that simple.”