2 in­jured in 2-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in Somer­ton

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GIL­BERT @YSJAMESGILBERT

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.

James Gil­bert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 539-6854. Find him on Face­book at www.Face­book.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

LOANED PHOTO/SOMER­TON CO­CO­PAH FIRE DE­PART­MENT

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.

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