Pictured: Alicia Gonzales, 27, was rescued by a dozen first responders that included firefighters, Guardian EMS and police officers after she drove her Grand Am into a ditch in the 1600 block of Sain Drive Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Photo by OFELIA GARCIA HUNTER
Driver, her daughter suffer minor injuries
Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal
A woman and her 2-year-old child had a bizarre accident Thursday during the lunch rush hour that landed their car in a ditch with its hood up in the air, police said.
According to police officials, the woman might have suffered from a medical condition that caused her to make a left turn into the ditch in the 1600 block of Sain Drive Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
The driver, 27-year-old Alicia Gonzales, was driving west bound on Sain Drive when she drove into the ditch. The car spun in a semi-circle, nearly hitting the railroad tracks, and landed facing north on the cement embankment with the car's nose in the air.
Police said that Gonzales had passed out, but eventually responded when they arrived at the scene.
It took about a dozen rescue firefighters, emergency medical personnel and police to pull Gonzales out of her Pontiac Grand Am because the front part of the car was in mid-air.
Gonzales and the child were transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice with minor injuries.
The car had front damage after it struck the cement embankment.
Gonzales was cited for not having a driver's license.