Minor injuries: Yerba, Skelton

Selma Police and Fire report a woman had to be removed from an overturned car, but there were no major injuries reported in this two-car collision at Yerba and Skelton streets on Feb. 12.

SELMA – Minor injuries were reported in a two-car collision at the intersection of Yerba and Skelton streets mid-day Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Both Selma Police and Fire Chiefs reported details on the collision saying the two cars entered the intersection around 12:30 p.m. and collided.

“One vehicle flipped on its side [but there were] no major injuries,” Police Chief Greg Garner said. No names were available at press time. “Preliminary investigation points to inattention as a contributing factor, as both drivers indicated they never saw the other vehicle.”

The driver of the car that ended up on its side was a woman who said she is 2 and one-half months pregnant. She was temporarily stuck in the car but was freed by Selma Fire Department personnel upon their arrival. SFD crews also freed her 5-year-old who was in a properly installed child seat in the back seat of the vehicle.

Fire Chief Robert Petersen said the woman was trapped in the overturned vehicle for a short period of time and that the involved child was not harmed.

“The vehicle was stabilized and she was quickly removed,” Petersen said. “Her injuries appeared to be minor. There was also a child in that vehicle; however, she was uninjured. The other party was also uninjured.”

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