Woman injured in accident at intersection
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
A woman sustained a possible head injury and other contusions when her vehicle and a pickup truck collided Sunday afternoon in an Imperial intersection.
Police Chief Rob Browning said Guadalupe Ramos, 31, was northbound on Wellington St., in a 1991 Chevy Lumina, as a westbound 2002 GMC pickup driven by 16-year-old Makala Bartels, on East 16th St., and her vehicle collided in the intersection.
Ramos was alone in her vehicle and Bartels’ younger brother, Hunter, was a passenger in the pickup.
Ramos, who was not wearing a seat belt, was unable to get out of the vehicle on her own after being dislodged from the driver’s seat into the passenger seat of her car. She was conscious, Browning said, and was removed from the vehicle by Imperial EMTs.
Browning said the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department’s jaws unit was summoned to the scene, but was not needed in the extraction.
The Imperial ambulance transported her to Chase County Community Hospital where she was treated. An update on her condition was not available.
The Bartels siblings were not injured.
Ramos’ vehicle was totaled, Browning said, and the pickup sustained substantial damage to the front end.
No tickets were issued at the scene.
The Chase County Sheriff’s Office assisted the police department at the scene.