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Woman ejected in Desert Center rollover crash, 3 children suffer minor injuries

By in Press Enterprise on November 28, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A woman was thrown from her vehicle after she crashed on the 10 Freeway in Desert Center on Tuesday morning. Three young children suffered minor injuries in the solo-vehicle rollover crash, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash was reported around 5:15 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near Red Cloud Mine Road, according to a CHP press release.

The driver, identified as Lauren Sanders, 32, of Phoenix, drove her 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer off the roadway and overturned, tossing Sanders from the vehicle, the statement said. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Sanders suffered major injuries and was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center, according to authorities.

Two girls, ages 8 and 6, and a 4-year-old boy, received minor injuries in the crash, officials said. Paramedics also took them to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. All of the children were in child safety seats, according to authorities.

Authorities say alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor.

The freeway was shut down for approximately 30 minutes. The crash is still under investigation.

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