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Auto accident sends woman to Harborview

GRANGER - An early morning automobile accident on Tuesday of this week has left a Sunnyside woman with serious injuries. After being initially treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, she was sent to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.

Washington State Patrol troopers did not indicate if a 3-year-old child who was a passenger in the vehicle sustained injuries of any sort.

The WSP says that 26-year-old Esperanza Guizar Sanchez of Sunnyside was driving a 1998 Nissan Maxima four-door sedan northbound on Beam Road near Granger at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Troopers report that the vehicle veered off the left side of the roadway. The car plowed through an adjoining ditch before striking a tree, causing it to roll and eventually came to rest on its top.

Troopers suspect that inattention on the part of Guizar Sanchez was the cause of the accident. Charges are pending against the Sunnyside woman.

WSP troopers did note that the woman was wearing a safety restraint, but that she did not have the toddler restrained in a safety device. The use of alcohol or drugs is not believed to have played a part in the accident.

The Nissan Maxima was totaled as a result of the mishap.

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