Three single-vehicle accidents over weekend


CHP new logoEL CENTRO – The CHP reported three, single vehicle accidents over the weekend.

The first involved Jose Romero, 60 years old from Brawley, on July 27 around 5:30 p.m.. He was driving his 1993 Ford north on Highway 111 just north of Harris Road. According to the CHP report, he lost control of his vehicle traveling onto the dirt shoulder where it overturned.

Rosa Romero, 53, and two minors, 16 and 13, were also inside the vehicle.

Jose Romero sustained a laceration to his left hand, Rosa Romero complained of pain to her head and was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center. The 13 year old female was uninjured, but the 16 year old female minor had lacerations to the right side of her head and was also taken to ECRMC.

The second reported single vehicle accident happened on Friday evening just before 9:00 p.m. The accident involved four 18-year-old males from Yuma, AZ.  Karlo Pena was driving Cesar gonzalez, Jason Sloan, and Jacob Calderon in his maroon Dodge Durango on Interstate 8 east at an unknown speed and in an unknown lane.

The driver allowed the Dodge to travel off of the roadway and into the dirt shoulder where it overturned. Pena and Gonzalez were the only two injured. Pena had facial injuries and lacerations while Gonzalez suffered head pain and a loss of consciousness.

The two injured were given care by the local EMS and then both were taken to ECRMC.

The last accident reported involved 19 year old Fernando Lopez from Cedar City and a male minor from El Centro.

According to the CHP, on July 26th at 6:10 a.m. Lopez was traveling east on Interstate 8 east of Coyote Wells at a stated speed of 69-70 mph.

Lopez drifted his Toyota Yaris off the roadway into the center median where he collided with a tree. Both Lopez and the minor male were transported to ECRMC by Gold Cross Ambulance and treated for their injuries.

Lopez had a laceration to his forehead over his left eye and the minor complained of pain to his head.

All three accidents are still being investigated.