Two injured in crash at 10th and Market in Colusa

Law enforcement and public safety personnel inspect the scene of a crash at the corner of 10th St. and Market St. in Colusa, which sent two Colusa County residents to the hospital last week.

A two-car collision at the intersection of 10th Street and Market Street in Colusa sent a Williams woman and a Colusa woman to the hospital last week.

The collision occurred at around 1:17 PM on Tuesday. According to Colusa Police Officer Newbrian Lee, Deborah Torres, 54, of Colusa, was driving her brown Ford Explorer northbound on 10th Street, and was making a left-hand turn onto westbound Market Street.

“She was already into the intersection when a silver Nissan Pathfinder continued into the intersection, basically (running) a red light, and crashed into driver’s side of the Ford Explorer,” Lee said. “Witnesses clearly saw that it was a red light. Witnesses said that the Pathfinder came to a stop (at the red light) and then proceeded into the intersection.”

Lee added that there were no brake marks from the Pathfinder, and that the collision caused the Ford Explorer to spin almost 180 degrees from the direction it was traveling.

He said that the driver of the Pathfinder, Manuel Cervantes Jacuinde, did not show any signs of intoxication.

Torres was complaining of pain in the area of her collarbone and her right leg, Lee said, and was transported by Enloe ground ambulance to the Enloe Medical Center in Chico. Esmerelda Ramos Jacuinde, who was the passenger in the silver Pathfinder, sustained injuries to her left hip and knee, and was also complaining of pain in her neck. She was also transported to the hospital by ground ambulance. ■

Brian Pearson is the former Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects included reporting local government and the sports page.