Three people suffered injuries Thursday during a collision at the intersection of Ross and Forrester roads, the California Highway Patrol reported in a press release.
The 21-year-old driver of a 2000 Kia Spectra, Monica S. Ahumada, of El Centro, was heading west on Ross Road at an unknown rate of speed when she braked the moment she noticed a posted stop sign, said Highway Patrol Officer Jose Serrano.
The motion caused the front wheels of Ahumada's vehicle to lock as she entered the intersection, Serrano said. At that same moment a second motorist, Ramon L. Valdez, 35, of Cathedral City, who was traveling south on Forrester Road in a 2003 Chevrolet Venture, had already entered the intersection and struck the side of Ahumada's car, Serrano said.
Ahumada suffered pain to her left shoulder during the 5:17 p.m. incident and was taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center. Valdez and his passenger Clemente Munoz, 57, also of Cathedral City, suffered pain to their limbs and were also taken to the El Centro hospital for their injuries, Serrano said.