Woman injured in solo collision
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle collision Thursday morning on Reservation Road, west of Road 296 that sent the driver to a Fresno hospital.
Mona Ruiz, 22, of Porterville was transported to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center after losing control of the 2006 Pontiac G6 she was driving.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Ruiz was heading westbound on Reservation Road at a stated speed of 30 miles per hour.
For unknown reasons, she made an unsafe turning movement, the CHP reports, and due to an alleged level of intoxication, lost control of the vehicle.
The Pontiac began to spin clockwise, out of control, traveled into the eastbound lane, returned to the westbound lane, collided with the dirt embankment on the north shoulder and went over the embankment. After overturning, the Pontiac came to rest on all four wheels, Ruiz exited the vehicle and waited for assistance.
According to the press release, alcohol was determined to be a factor and Ruiz was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
Ruiz' condition was not available.