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Posted on Jul 23, 2015

Man breaks back in car accident on Adams Road; 1 passenger flees

At least two men were injured, one seriously, after a one-vehicle rollover on Adams Road Tuesday night.
Daniel Alcala, 20, of Quincy was driving southbound on Adams Road at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control of a 1990 Honda Civic near Road 11 Northwest, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
After striking a dirt embankment, the vehicle spun, rolled and came to a rest on its top in a small drainage ditch, according to the sheriff’s office.
Alcala waved down another passing motorist and requested help. He was transported by ambulance to Quincy Valley Hospital, where he was treated for bumps and bruises and released.
The sheriff’s office reported that Alcala’s two passengers were able to crawl out of the vehicle. After refusing treatment, the first passenger, Wilmer Guerrero, 23, of Royal City was picked up by friends and later transported to Quincy Valley Hospital by family. It was later reported that he had sustained a broken neck, according to the sheriff’s office.
The other passenger fled and his identity remains unknown at this time.
Law enforcement officials believe alcohol and speed appear to be factors. Alcala was later booked into the Grant County Jail for vehicular assault.
It is unknown if the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
The accdent is under investigation.


— By Jill FitzSimmons,

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