SALINAS

Seat belts stop tragedy, official says

A family in a sport utility vehicle escaped injury in a hit-and-run rollover accident Wednesday, in a "testament" to proper seat restraints, a fire official said.

The SUV was hit about 6:20 p.m. at Eisenhower and Arthur streets, a collision that caused the vehicle to roll over and land on its roof, fire Battalion Chief Herb Shoemaker said. "It sounded pretty nasty," he said.

The family members were all properly restrained, he said: an infant and toddler in secured seats and the mother and father in seat belts.

Firefighters required "a little extra effort" to remove them from the SUV, he said. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation, but appeared to be only shaken, he said.

The restraints "served their purposes well and prevented what could have been a tragedy," he said.

SEASIDE

Two arrested after meth found in house

Detectives from a Peninsula drug squad seized three ounces of methamphetamine and arrested two men, Seaside police said Wednesday.

Members of the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team searched a Lindberg Court residence Tuesday after receiving citizen complaints about suspected drug activity, police said.

Michael Edwards, 51, of Seaside and Rodney Del Rosario, 48, of Seaside were arrested on charges of possessing methamphetamine for sale and violating probation and parole, police said.


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