WARSAW — At approximately 5:43 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, officers with the Warsaw Police Department responded to an accident at the intersection of West Center and North Union streets.
The accident left two people injured, with one of them arrested for OWI.
According to the accident report, a witness observed a blue KIA Sedona minivan disregard the stop sign at the intersection. The KIA continued into the intersection and the front of the KIA struck the driver’s side of a white Prius. The Pruis was driven by Christopher Maron, 25, First Street, Pierceton.
The witness saw multiple people inside the blue KIA Sedona exit the vehicle and begin to run away. The witness confirmed that Wilmar Hernandez-Rosales, 48, Union Street, Warsaw, was initially in the driver’s seat but was also attempting to exit the vehicle. The witness told Hernandez-Rosales to stay inside the vehicle because he appeared to be hurt and at that time Hernandez-Rosales crawled into the backseat of the vehicle.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered that a language barrier existed with Hernandez-Rosales and a translator assisted. Hernandez-Rosales initially told the officers that he was driving but later said that he was not driving and was never inside the vehicle.
Hernandez-Rosales was taken to Kosciusko Community Hospital for neck pain where a blood draw was also obtained. Hernandez-Rosales was then arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was given a $700 cash bond.
Maron was also injured in the accident and told officers that he was unable to remember anything that occurred prior to the accident. He was taken to Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital for medical treatment.
Damages from the accident were estimated at around $25,000.