Pileup on Highway 69 from 2 accidents affects intersection

Resulted in minor injuries

Emergency vehicles clutter Highway 69 Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, in response to two vehicle accidents that occurred in the same intersection only minutes apart.

Photo by Max Efrein.

Emergency vehicles clutter Highway 69 Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, in response to two vehicle accidents that occurred in the same intersection only minutes apart.

For about 45 minutes, emergency vehicle lights consumed the intersection of Highway 69 and Prescott East Highway Wednesday evening, Jan. 10. Highway 69 was reduced to one lane each way while first responders worked to figure out what occurred and make sure everyone was alright. Driving by, one could see at least four vehicles were damaged.

“It looked horrible, because at one point we had three fire trucks and three ambulances,” said Brad Davis, a battalion chief with the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.

Turns out, however, the incident was relatively mild; no one was seriously injured or requested to be transported to the hospital. “One person with minor injuries was it out of all of that,” Davis said.

The incident actually consisted of two separate accidents that occurred only minutes apart shortly after 6 p.m.

“It was a two-vehicle accident, but when the initial crews got there to check on that, another accident happened while they were there with like three more cars,” Davis said.

Cleaning up the mess took only about 30 to 45 minutes, Davis added.

Further information, such as citations, was unavailable.