Head-On Collision Sends Mother and Child to the Hospital
A mother and her young child were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision that police say was caused by another driver with a medical condition.
It happened around 11 a.m. on Redding's east side at Airport and Argyle Roads.
Police said a man driving a white pickup made a left turn, directly into the path of an oncoming green 1996 Acura Integra and the two vehicles collided.
The woman driving the Integra, 30-year-old Amber Lynn Cornellier, was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters.
Cornellier sustained a broken left leg, a broken left arm, dislocated right knee and head injury.
Cornellier's young daughter, who police estimate was roughly four years old, was in the back seat and was transported to the hospital for a head injury and multiple abrasions. Police said that the child did not appear to have been secured in a booster seat, which is required for children under the age of 8 who are shorter than 4'9".
The driver of the white pickup, 72-year-old Delno Ray Brammer of Anderson, was conscious, and suffered minor injuries to his arm.
He was also taken to the hospital by ambulance so he could be checked out.
Police said he may have been disoriented due to a previous medical condition.
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