No injuries were reported from a car wreck near 11th and Main streets Thursday morning.
A Ford Explorer pick-up going north on 11th Street landed on top of an unoccupied parked vehicle after colliding with a Toyota Avalon going eastbound on Main Street.
When the vehicles collided the Explorer flipped over, spun and landed on the trunk of a brown Nissan Altima parked along 11th Street, according to an El Centro police statement.
The 49-year-old female from Calexico driving the pick-up was helped by bystanders to get out of the vehicle through a door and was unharmed.
The 38-year-old female from El Centro driving the Avalon, suffered minor cuts to both hands, caused by broken glass, the release notes. The El Centro driver, who also complained of chest pain likely caused by airbag deployment, sought her own medical treatment, the release notes.
The Explorer and the Avalon sustained minor to moderate damage and both were towed from the scene.
The parked Altima, owned by a county employee, sustained minor damage to the trunk area and was left parked.
Toddler is burned with hot water
A toddler got burned with hot water near the 2100 block of South Ninth Street and had to be flown out for treatment Wednesday.
The incident was reported around 4:10 p.m. and the reporting party stated the toddler’s skin was coming off, according to El Centro police call logs.
The toddler was flown out by Reach Air Ambulance service for treatment.
No further information was listed in the logs.
Sacramento family is injured in crash
A man died, and three Sacramento residents, including two minors, were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night.
Melina Becerra, 2, and Adan Becerra, 5, as well as Refugia Becerra, 32, were injured while riding in a GMC Denali sport utility vehicle near the Ejido Polvorin. The children and the female were transported to Mexicali’s General Hospital, according to a Mexicali Public Safety Office press release.
The driver of the SUV, Alejandro Garcia, 25, suffered a laceration to his right eye and was treated in a health center, the release notes.
The other vehicle involved in the collision, believed to be a 2001 white Stratus, fled the scene, according to the release. There is no information on the driver, but the man who perished was riding in the Stratus and was identified as Fabian Legaspe Jaramillo.
The incident happened around 7:20 p.m., according to the release.
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Police seek help in catching Salinas suspect
Calexico police are on the lookout for a man accused of a Christmas Eve murder in Salinas.
Francisco Navarro, 34, is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a custom orange-painted 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck. He may be trying to flee to Mexico.
According to witnesses, Navarro had a brief disagreement with Salvador Garcia, 30, in Navarro’s Salinas driveway Dec. 24, and Navarro allegedly pulled a handgun and shot Garcia once.
Garcia died at the scene, and Navarro fled.
Anyone with information on Navarro’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Salinas Police Department investigations division at 831-758-7226, Salinas Police Detective D. Warner at 831-758-7129 or Detective D. Poulin at 831-775-4222.
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Emergency medical tech injured in traffic collision
An emergency medical technician was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon following a traffic collision in Salton City. A Gold Cross ambulance en route to an emergency call at 2:45 p.m. was struck near the rear tire of the passenger side by a large truck while traveling on North Marina Drive, which caused the ambulance to fishtail and eventually roll over, said Gold Cross Ambulance Service manager John Goodall.
The ambulance had been travelling under the speed limit, Goodall said.
The EMT was taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital for unspecified injuries and later released, Goodall said. The accident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
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