Two crashes send residents to hospital

— One local woman is recovering from injuries sustained in one of two crashes Thursday.

A Zillah man is recovering from injuries sustained in a second, unrelated crash.

Maria D. Torres, 43, was driving her 2007 Honda Civic northbound on Gap Road just after 1 p.m. She attempted a left turn onto Interstate 82 and struck a 2014 Nissan Frontier driven by Bertha A. Ambriz, 55, the Washington State Patrol said.

Ambriz was injured and transported to PMH Medical Center, troopers said.

Torres escaped injury. She was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way, which was also determined to be the cause of the crash, troopers said.

Ambriz was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the state patrol said.

Later that day, Matthew M. Woods, 44, of Zillah was injured in a crash at about 5:30 Thursday evening.

He was driving a 2009 Dodge Caliber on Main Street in Union Gap and failed to negotiate a turn. His vehicle went off the roadway and struck a guardrail, troopers say.

Woods was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, troopers said.

The cause of the crash was inattention, and Woods was cited for driving with wheels off the roadway, the state patrol said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, troopers said.


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