One vehicle totaled in Saturday morning accident

    No serious injuries resulted from a late Saturday morning two-vehicle accident at the 13th and Court Sts. intersection in Imperial.
    Police Sgt. Chad Ostmeyer said, while one of the vehicles rolled one full time due to the impact, all adults were checked out at the hospital and released. The two children in the vehicle that rolled were examined at the scene by Imperial EMS and released.
    About 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the 2012 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Emma DeGrasse, a senior at CCS, and a 2012 Cadillac SRX driven by Joni Carman, 52, collided.
    DeGrasse was traveling north in the 1200 block of Court St., while the Cadillac was moving east on West 13th St. when the pickup struck the Cadillac on the passenger side, according to Ostmeyer’s report.
    Ostmeyer said the impact caused the Cadillac to roll, landing upright on its wheels. Besides Carman, also inside the Cadillac were her mother, Leanna Goff, and two children, ages three and nine.
    Carman and Goff in the Cadillac were unable to exit due to the damage. Imperial Volunteer Fire Department rescue equipment was used to remove the driver’s side door completely and to open up the passenger door so they could get out, he said.
    The children were removed by two onlookers through one of the rear doors.
    Air bags were deployed in both vehicles. The children in the Cadillac were belted in, Ostmeyer said. The adults in both vehicles were not wearing seat belts, he said.
    The Cadillac was totalled. The pickup, which had a cattle guard on the front, drove away.
    No tickets were issued.


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