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Two pedestrians injured in traffic collision

• Victims in serious condition at Henry Mayo Hospital.

Posted: April 25, 2008 2:56 a.m.
Updated: June 26, 2008 5:02 a.m.
The driver walked away, but two pedestrians were sent to the hospital Thursday after an out-of-control car jumped the curb and slammed into the pair.

Alfonso Garcia of Saugus, and Anna Martinez of Valencia, both 19, were walking on the sidewalk along Bouquet Canyon Road near Espuella Drive on Thursday morning, when they were hit by a 1989 Honda CRX driven by 19-year-old Preston Barton of Palmdale, according to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.

Barton was apparently driving south on Bouquet Canyon Road when he cut off a 2006 Saturn ION driven by 22-year-old Christopher Guillermo of Saugus, Bryski said. After cutting in front of Guillermo, Barton's car was rear-ended by the Saturn, sending Barton's vehicle out of control, jumping the curb and hitting Garcia and Martinez.

Garcia and Martinez were treated for injuries at the scene by Fire Department paramedics before being taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Bryski said.

As of late Thursday afternoon, the two were listed in serious but stable condition.

Barton and Guillermo were not injured, and no citations were issued, Bryski said. He said that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision.


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