Two-vehicle crash Tuesday sends two people to hospital
A crash between two vehicles at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Willow Creek Road and College Heights Drive, resulted in two people being sent to the hospital.
Prescott Fire Department dispatch received a call for the two-vehicle collision, and when the initial units arrived on scene they found two vehicles with heavy damage and two patients, according to a PFD news release.
The two patients were both treated by advanced life support personnel for their injuries, said Jeff Jones, Prescott firefighter and paramedic. Both patients were wearing their seatbelts and both vehicles – a Pontiac Solstice and a PT Cruiser – had airbags that deployed.
The patients were transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center West for leg, wrist and arm injuries. Traffic was restored to Willow Creek Road after about an hour and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Jones said Wednesday it is recommended to wear your seatbelt each and every time that you get into a car. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that more than half of all car accidents occur within a 5-mile radius of a persons’ home. Had both these patients not been wearing their seatbelts, he said, the outcome could’ve been significantly worse.
Further details, such as cause or names of those involved, were unavailable.