2 injured in 2-vehicle collision in Somerton
Two people were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with injuries that were not lifethreatening after a two-car collision Tuesday evening in Somerton.
The crash happened at approximately 7:44 p.m. on Main Street and Cesar Chavez Street, according to information provided by Capt. Javier Hernandez, of the Somerton/ Cocopah Fire Department.
Hernandez said that when firefighters arrived on scene, they found a Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Malibu, which was on its roof, with severe damage.
“A witness on scene stated that both vehicles were traveling west on Main Street when the Tacoma collided with the Malibu and caused it to roll over,” Hernandez wrote in a news release.
The only occupant of the Malibu was a 78-year-old female, who was complaining of back pain and lacerations to her arm. She had already been helped from her car by bystanders before firefighters arrived.
The Tacoma had two occupants, the driver, a male who refused medical attention, and a 49-yearold female passenger, who was complaining of back pain and shoulder pain.
Both female patients had injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Hernandez, but were transported to YRMC for further evaluation by Somerton/Cocopah fire ambulance and San Luis fire ambulance.
The Somerton Police Department is investigating the accident.
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A 78-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WAS ONE OF TWO PATIENTS TRANSPORTED to Yuma Regional Medical Center Tuesday evening with injuries there were not lifethreatening after a two-car collision in Somerton.