Seatbelts save the day: No one seriously injured in rollover crash
PRESCOTT VALLEY - No one was seriously injured in a three-vehicle rollover collision between two pickups and a car yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Glassford Hill and Centre Court.
Central Yavapai Fire Chief Paul Nies said the call came in at 1:15 p.m. and, when units arrived, they found one pickup on its side and the driver trapped. Firefighters extricated the driver, who, like the other two people involved, refused medical treatment.
Nies said all three drivers were wearing their seatbelts, which likely saved them from injury despite what he called "heavy damage" to the three vehicles.
Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said the collision happened when a pickup truck, heading north and preparing to turn left off Glassford Hill, started to turn in front of a car coming southbound at a "high rate of speed" and the car hit the pickup, turning it onto its driver's side. The pickup then slid into a second pickup.
Bonney said the driver of the Nissan was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and was being investigated for possible DUI.
He was later taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center because of injuries discovered during the investigation.