The Emporia Gazette
Multiple people — including four children — were transported to Newman Regional Health and one person was arrested after a two vehicle accident in east Emporia Tuesday afternoon.
Just before 3:20 p.m. dispatch indicated an injury accident at the intersection of East Street and Ninth Avenue. At least four ambulances were dispatched to the scene.
According to a Emporia Police Sergeant Lisa Sage, a preliminary investigation found that 47-year-old Robert Ruiz was southbound on East Street driving a Nissan passenger car when it is suspected he ran the stop sign at Ninth Avenue and collided with a small Jeep SUV driven by Amanda Pope, 34, who was westbound on Nine Avenue.
“Both vehicles contained two juvenile occupants,” Sage said. “All involved went to Newman Regional Health.”
A DUI investigation is underway on Ruiz at this time. Charges are pending test results.
A full accident report is expected to be available within 10 days.