Woman taken to YRMC following single-vehicle rollover
Somerton/Cocopah firefighters responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday morning in which the driver, as a precaution, was transported to the hospital for further observation.
According to information provided by Fire Chief Paul De Anda, the accident happened at approximately 7:25 a.m. at County 15th and Avenue C.
The 20-year-old female driver of the car, a gray Toyota Camry, told firefighters that she was traveling east on County 15th Street when the passenger side tires of her car left the pavement as she was entering the beginning of the curve, where it becomes Avenue C.
Once the tires hit the gravel shoulder, the driver lost control, and the vehicle veered over the curve, off the road and flipped when it hit the soft, freshly turned field soil, according to De Anda.
When firefighters arrived on scene, they found the driver lying partially out of the driver side window in the care of two bystanders. The bystanders stated that the driver had been wearing her seat belt and had managed to unbuckle and let herself down, upon which she partially extricated herself from the vehicle.
While she was being tended to by Somerton/ Cocopah paramedics, the driver told them that she had been wearing her seat belt and had not lost consciousness.
She was, however, complaining of pain to her head and small cuts to her hands. Paramedics placed her on a backboard in full cervical spine immobilization.
She was then transported by Somerton/Cocopah ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical Center for further observation.
SOMERTON/COCOPAH FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO A SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER accident at approximately 7:25 a.m. Tuesday that happened at County 15th and Avenue C. The 20-year-old female driver was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for observation.