Woman taken to YRMC fol­low­ing sin­gle-ve­hi­cle rollover

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GIL­BERT @YSJAMESGILBERT James Gil­bert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 5396854. Find him on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

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.

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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.

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