Two injured in car crash

PNT Staff

A Monday night accident in Portales sent two people to the hospital, according to police reports.

The accident occurred about 10 p.m. at the intersection of 14th Street and South Avenue D. Portales Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate Toni Wood of Portales from the 2000 GMC pickup she was driving. Both Wood and her passenger Paula Johnson, no address listed, were transported to Roosevelt General Hospital.

A Portales hospital official said both were transferred to a Lubbock hospital, but no additional information was released.

According to the police report, both Wood and Johnson were in the vehicle when police arrived and both were bleeding from the nose. Wood was also complaining of chest pain and the driver’s side door couldn’t be opened.

The driver of the second vehicle, Phillip Fishgrab, 8156 N.M. 206, was out of his vehicle when police arrived.

Police reports show Fishgrab’s vehicle, a 1990 Dodge pickup with a trailer in tow, was headed south on Avenue D and stopped in the turn lane at 14th Street. Wood’s vehicle was exiting from a convenience store northbound onto Avenue D when her vehicle struck Fishgrab’s pickup.

According to the report, Wood has a citation pending for driving on a roadway laned for traffic.