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5 Salton City residents injured in auto accident

August 01, 2001|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

SALTON CITY — A 76-year-old Salton City man driving a luxury car collided with a sedan carrying two women and three children Tuesday night.

Two of the children, the drivers of the cars and a 46-year-old woman riding in the sedan, were taken to Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley and treated for minor injuries.

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when the man driving the luxury car, Donald Stobie, didn't notice the sedan approaching the intersection of China Sea and Charon avenues from the south.

The driver of the sedan, 31-year-old Dora Tapia of Salton City, reported she didn't see Stobie's car until she was in the middle of the intersection. The cars collided, causing moderate to major damage in both vehicles.

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Eight-year-old Antonio Armenta and 11-year-old Esteban Tapia, both of Salton City, were the children riding in the sedan who were taken to Pioneers. Maria Tapia was the sedan's adult passenger taken to the hospital.

Stobie's passenger, 81-year-old Betty Oilletta and Camry passenger 2-year-old Hernan Armenta, were not injured.

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