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Update: Drunk driver ran red light; woman, baby hospitalized, police say

By: Jesse Martinez, Elena Arteaga and Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas -- Three people were rushed to University Medical Center, including an 11-month-old girl, after a two-vehicle crash in northeast El Paso.

El Paso police, firefighters and paramedics were called out to the intersection of Hercules and Railroad in northeast El Paso at 11:45 p.m. Thursday after a Chevy Silverado and a silver SUV crashed.

Police said Rick Lujan, 36, ran a red light in his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado and struck a silver Subaru Forester.

The force of the crash was so hard that it caused the SUV to rollover several times before slamming into a traffic pole, causing one of the lights to fall onto the ground.

The driver of the Subaru, Alexus Rosas, 22, and her passenger, 11-month-old Savannah Bitter, were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

At least one person became trapped after the crash, but police said the Jaws of Life were not used in this accident.

Police on the scene said that the 11-month-old child suffered numerous fractures, and at least one person in the crash was partially ejected, but it was not confirmed who that victim was.

As of 2:30 a.m. the child was listed in critical condition.

The police department's Special Traffic Investigation's unit was called out to the accident. The area was closed down Railroad from Hercules to Diana for most of the morning as the Special Traffic Investigations unit collected evidence from the scene.

Police arrested Lujan on two counts of intoxication assault. He was booked into the county jail with bail set at $40,000.

Lujans mugshot was not released, and police are investigating the incident.