Prescott Valley woman airlifted after collision
Native Air flew a woman injured in a collision Monday at the intersection of Glassford Hill Road and Center Court in Prescott Valley to Flagstaff Medical Center where she was treated and later released.
At 1:54 p.m. Nov. 1, Prescott Valley police answered a call about a collision and found a 2000 Nissan sports utility vehicle smoking, and they were concerned it could catch fire, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.
Officers removed two girls, ages 3 years and 9 months, from the SUV for their safety, and Central Yavapai Firefighters' quick response prevented the SUV from igniting, Bonney said.
Officers learned that Rachael Settle, 27, of Prescott Valley, the driver of the SUV, was traveling southbound on Glassford Hill Road in the left-turn lane when she turned left toward Centre Court in front of a 2001 Ford pickup truck driven by Jason Hill, 21, of Chino Valley, with his 19-year-old girlfriend and their 1-year-old son as passengers.
When the SUV and pickup truck collided, Settle, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from her SUV, Bonney said Settle's children were not injured and had been properly belted in, Bonney said.
Hill took himself and his passengers to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for treatment after the initial investigation, Bonney said.
The collision remains under investigation and officers do not know why Settle turned left in front of Hill, Bonney said.