Monday, February 23, 2004
GRANGER - A Moses Lake woman ran a stop sign on Beam Road near Granger Saturday afternoon, and it resulted in nine people sustaining injuries.
According to the Washington State Patrol, Alicia M. McNair, 37, of Moses Lake was northbound on Beam Road and she failed to stop at a posted sign at the Van Belle Road intersection. McNair's 2003 Ford Explorer struck a 1997 Dodge Neon, which was westbound on Van Belle Road.
McNair's daughter, 9-year-old Vanessa McNair, was ejected from the Ford Explorer when the collision occurred. The youngster was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. She, along with her mother, was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima.
Three other passengers in the McNair vehicle were also injured: 10-year-old Tony McNair of Moses Lake, 6-year-old Paloma McNair of Moses Lake and 50-year-old Delia Madrid-Rubio of Sunnyside. All three were taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital.
The driver of the '97 Dodge Neon, 30-year-old Javier F. Gomez of Yakima, and three of his passengers were all sent to Yakima hospitals for treatment of their injuries. His passengers included Silvia Lopez, 34, of Union Gap, 9-year-old Adriana Flores of Union Gap and 18-month-old Angel Lopez of Union Gap.
Both vehicles were totaled as a result of Saturday's collision, which occurred at about 2:55 p.m.