Clinton firemen and Sinor Emergency Medical Service personnel prepare to load injured driver Tamara Vazquez into a waiting ambulance as police officer Rodney Hawkins, right, checks out the other vehicle. Helping with the stretcher, from left, are firemen Caleb Moore and Barry DeHart, Jeremy Pool of SEMS, fireman Aaron Snider, and EMT student Jeremy Pool, also of SEMS.

Telephone use blamed for injury accident

   Local resident Tamara Vazquez, 19, was transported to Integris Clinton Regional Hospital by Sinor Emergency Medical Service following an auto accident Wednesday morning in front of the old fire station.

    Lt. Miguel Gonzales of the Clinton Police Department said Ms. Vazquez suffered body and leg injuries and a small cut on her forehead.

   Gonzales said she was distracted by her phone and ran a red light while traveling westbound on Gary Boulevard at N. Sixth Street. Her 2013 Nissan Altima hit the right front of a 2003 Dodge 1500 pickup driven by Apolinar Lopez Salas, 63, also of Clinton, that was going north on Sixth.

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