3 Hospitalized after 2-Car Accident near Mile Post 304

BURBANK, CA (August 8, 2022)Roger Hoover, Javier Martinez Ortiz, and Brittni S. Branson were injured in a collision on Highway 12.

The incident occurred around 9:50 p.m., Saturday night near mile post 304, about 11 miles east of Pasco.

According to reports, the collision involved a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup-truck and a 2002 Toyota Echo. Investigators say Hoover was driving the Dodge westbound, while Ortiz was also driving the Toyota westbound.

For reasons under investigation, Hoover’s pickup struck the Toyota, causing both vehicles to hit the guard rail and overturn. Paramedics arrived and transported Hoover, Ortiz, and Branson to Lourdes Medical Center for further treatment of various injuries.

Following preliminary investigations, police say that alcohol or drugs were the factors in the crash. However, more information will be provided once made available. At this time, the collision is still under active investigation.

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these are impaired when alcohol, certain medications, or illegal drugs are in the body. Never drive while impaired, as the consequences can be devastating for you and others. When buzzed or drunk, contact an Uber, Lyft, or taxi service instead.

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