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Serious Injury Accident on North Ironwood
 
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:00 AM
 
On Tuesday December 03, 2013 at 5:41 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff's Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover crash on North Ironwood Drive north of McCormick Road in San Tan Valley. The callers advised the female driver of the vehicle had been ejected.

Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene within minutes. The female driver (age 28 of San Tan Valley) was unconscious, had severe head trauma but was breathing. She was treated by medical personnel and transported to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital by air ambulance.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office - Vehicular Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Roadway evidence and witness statements indicate the driver of the 1998 Buick Skylark began to gradually drift to the left side of the lane and then off of the roadway. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle and steer it back onto the roadway but she overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went into a spin and rolled down the dirt shoulder embankment. The driver was ejected from the vehicle as a result of her not wearing her seatbelt.

At this time, it does not appear that speed, or alcohol/drug impairment are factors in this accident. The investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause.

As of this morning the driver is still in the hospital listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 5-34. Wearing seatbelts is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries. Drivers and passengers can avoid serious injuries or death 50% of the time by wearing their seatbelts. Please buckle up and have a safe and happy holiday season.”
Public Information Officer

Tim Gaffney
520.705.8124
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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