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Runover causes minor injuries

PRESCOTT – A 64-year-old Prescott man suffered only minor injuries when a car struck him Thursday afternoon.

Prescott Fire Department Capt. Ralph Lucas said when he arrived at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Gurley Street and Grove Avenue, the victim, James Walsh, was still under the vehicle.

"The only thing I could see was the bottom of his feet," Lucas said.

He said the department used extraction tools to get the man out from under the vehicle. They then took him to Yavapai Regional Medical Center.

"He was released like three hours later," Lucas said.

The driver of the vehicle that reportedly struck Walsh was Paul Schubert. Prescott Police Det. Jerry Yslas said officers cited Schubert for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

In other news:

• A 29-year-old mother saved her children and a child she was babysitting from a fire that started in her Ash Fork home Thursday.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sharon Wachter said Jennifer Lynn Robinson noticed that her home, near Crookton Road, was on fire and immediately took two of the three children out of the home.

She then entered the home again and rescued the third child. Her children, a 2-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, and a neighbor's 3-year-old son suffered only minor injuries, Wachter said. Wachter said Robinson singed some of her hair and personnel also took her to the hospital.

She said the preliminary investigation indicates a space heater started the fire. The house is a total loss.


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