Rollover Collision Injures Passenger in El Centro
Investigators are working to determine fault regarding a two-vehicle collision that occurred in El Centro Tuesday morning.
It was just before 11 a.m. when a Nissan Murano and GMC Arcadia collided at North Eighth Street and Broadway.
Per authorities, Roberto Romero, 71, was driving west in the Murano when he collided with the southbound Arcadia driven by Karla Mancera, 20.
The Arcadia reportedly struck the passenger side of the Murano, causing it to overturn onto its roof and skid, then landed back on its wheels.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed the passenger in the Murano to El Centro Regional Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.
Romero had reported that he drove through a yellow light at the intersection, whereas Mancera reported she saw a green light.
An active investigation remains underway.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
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