CAMP VERDE - Emergency crews were dispatched over the weekend to multiple motor vehicle accidents. The Camp Verde Marshal's Office wants to remind all to obey the speed limits; obey traffic signals and signs; ensure that vehicles are properly maintained; not mix drinking or the use of illegal substances and driving; and not engage in distracted driving.
Saturday around 2:01 p.m., Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority was dispatched to a Dodge truck rollover on Middle Verde Road in Camp Verde, according to a release from the agency. Emergency crews arrived on scene to learn that the truck had rolled and had moderate damage. According to CVMO, the accident happened 0.4 miles west of Reservation Loop Road, where the 17-year-old driver left the roadway, over-corrected, went back across the road, and rolled the vehicle once. CCFMA said the only patient was a teenage female who sustained non-life threating injuries, was treated on scene, and transported by ground ambulance to the Verde Valley Medical Center for evaluation. CVMO said the patient was transported with possible broken ribs and possible broken left collar bone. Middle Verde Road was closed in both lanes of travel for a brief period of time.
Around 2:09 p.m. the same day, CCFMA was dispatched to an ATV accident in the Stoneman Lake area, about 30 miles south of Flagstaff. According to the release, initial dispatch described a male patient who was unconscious from the accident. It was reported that people on scene had loaded the patient into a truck, en route to meet emergency crews. Pinewood District was also dispatched to assist. The release stated that CCFMA emergency crews met up with the truck approximately five miles in on Stoneman Lake Road, and found a male patient lying in the rear seat of the pickup truck. The patient was awake and alert, and complained of injuries sustained from the accident, according to CCFMA. The patient was treated on scene, stated the release, and flown to Flagstaff Medical Center for evaluation via Guardian Angel 3 air medical transport. A Coconino Sheriff's officer was also on scene, according to the release.
Around 7:09 p.m. that evening, CCFMA was dispatched to a motorcycle down on 1-17 southbound at milepost 282. According to the release, emergency crews found a motorcycle lying on the slow lane shoulder and a male patient lying in the high speed lane being tended to by DPS officers. The patient was an elderly male who was awake and alert, complaining of injuries sustained form the accident, according to CCFMA. The patient was treated on scene, stated the release, and transported to a landing zone at 1-17 and SR 169, where he was then flown to John C Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix for evaluation. Traffic on I-17 southbound was limited to one lane for a brief period of time, according to CCFMA.
Leaving the Scene
Later around 8:09 p.m., CCFMA was dispatched to an accident at Cherry Creek Road and SR 260. Emergency crews arrived on scene to find a rear-end accident involving two vehicles. According to the release, both vehicles sustained moderate damage and were blocking the westbound lane, which was closed for a brief period of time. CCFMA found two ambulatory patients who were self-extricated from their vehicles with non-life threatening injuries. The release stated that both patients were treated on scene and transported by CCFMA ground ambulance to Verde Valley Medical Center for evaluation. Camp Verde Marshal's officers were also on scene, according to the release.
According to CVMO, Delfino Torres-Lopez, 37, rear-ended a vehicle causing injury to the passenger of the vehicle hit. A release from the Office states that Lopez fled the scene on foot and was located a short time later by deputies. CVMO said that Lopez was processed for DUI and booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center for leaving the scene of an injury accident, DUI, and driving without a license.
Mustang vs Mercedes
Sunday, CVMO reported an injury accident at SR 260 and Park Verde Drive. According to the release from the Office, the driver of a mustang made a left-hand turn on SR 260 from Park Verde Drive, failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic, causing a collision with a Mercedes. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and had to be towed from the scene, according to CVMO, causing a traffic delay on SR 260. The driver of the Mercedes and her passenger were transported to VVMC for unknown injuries.