Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal
Two cars collided at the intersection of Texas Boulevard and Front Street during the lunch rush Monday, sending an infant to the local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
According to police, the driver of a Ford Mustang attempted to make a left turn about 12:45 p.m. on North Texas Boulevard as she was traveling east on Front Street.
The driver, Leticia Espinosa Hinojosa, had an infant in the car that was restrained by seatbelt, police said.
The driver of the Ford Taurus, Cassy Juranek, was traveling west on Front Street, police said.
Police said Hinojosa made the turn prematurely, and Juranek struck the Mustang on the passenger door.
Hinojosa was cited for failure to secure a child in a safety seat and for failure to yield the right of way to traffic, police said.
The infant was taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice by ambulance with minor injuries.
The Taurus had damage to the front passenger end of the car and the Mustang had damage to the side passenger door.
Juranek received minor injuries to her ankle and Hinojosa reported no injuries.