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Motorcycle accident sends woman to hospital

The Daily Courier/Matt Hinshaw<br>
A medical helicopter lifts off the ground with a victim involved in a motorcycle accident on Highway 89A east of the Yavapai County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Emergency personnel flew the victim to Phoenix for medical attention.

The Daily Courier/Matt Hinshaw<br> A medical helicopter lifts off the ground with a victim involved in a motorcycle accident on Highway 89A east of the Yavapai County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. Emergency personnel flew the victim to Phoenix for medical attention.

A single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Highway 89A severely injured the vehicle's female passenger on Sunday afternoon.

"We received the call that a motorcycle went down at 1:53 p.m.," said Sgt. William Duff, Department of Public Safety. "The (Central Yavapai Fire District) was on-scene at 2:01, and the southbound lanes were blocked to one lane right after that."

Gary Cordes, Battalion Chief with the Central Yavapai Fire District said the accident occurred approximately a half of a mile west of Mingus Estates on 89A, in Prescott Valley. Cordes said that there were two people on the motorcycle that crashed, a driver who suffered minor injuries and a female passenger whose injuries were severe.

"A helicopter flew her down to a Phoenix hospital for treatment," Cordes said. "Those two, on the bike that went down, were with a larger group of bikers at the time, but it was a single-vehicle accident. They were wearing helmets, which was a big plus for them."

Cordes said that officials limited southbound traffic to one lane for approximately one hour. Information on the cause of the accident was unavailable at press time.

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