Friday, May 27, 2011

Car wreck on CRIT reservation looks bad...

Breaking news!

Approximately 2:30 pm today, a car accident on Parker Poston Rd at mile marker 24 looks very serious. Multiple injuries were radioed in and victims were "going 63". 4 ambulances responding, 2 CRIT officers and Sheriffs, even Fish and Game. A critical accident investigator was requested along with helicopter evacuation. Helicopters from CRIT, Parker and Havasu reported they were were at least 20 minutes away, except the Quartzsite "Life Flight", which according to the dispatcher was not responding...

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  1. Accidents mar holiday weekend

    Parker Pioneer
    Monday, May 30, 2011 12:52 PM MST

    Two fatal accidents were among the incidents local law enforcement agencies responded to over the Memorial Day weekend. The first was a serious motor vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Mohave Road south of Poston. The second was a drowning Saturday at La Paz County Park.

    The accident on Mohave Road occurred at approximately 3 p.m. According to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, two vehicles were involved and three persons were killed. Medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene and several agencies responded. Mohave Road was closed for several hours.

    No further details were available as of press time. The Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department is investigating the accident.

    The drowning occurred late Saturday evening. La Paz County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Don Davis said the name of the individual involved was not released. Davis said he was a 21-year-old man from Long Beach, Calif., and he was last seen by passers-by wading into the river.

    Davis said the body was recovered by sheriff’s deputies. The incident is under investigation to determine if alcohol was involved.

    There were two other accidents over the weekend. There was a single-injury boating accident Saturday afternoon at Buckskin Mountain State Park, and a semi-truck overturned Saturday afternoon at State Route 72 and Vicksburg Road. This accident resulted in one minor injury and closed SR 72 for some time.

    Between Friday and Monday morning, a total of 35 arrests were made. Twelve were alcohol-related, including four for DUI, three for Extreme DUI, two for Aggravated DUI, one for operating a boat while under the influence, and two for underage consumption.

    Six arrests were for drug offenses. There were six arrests for assault, one for aggravated assault, and four for disorderly conduct. Five persons were arrested on outstanding warrants, and one was arrested on traffic charges.

    Davis said it was a busy weekend for law enforcement. The crowds were large, but he couldn’t say for certain if they were as large as they’ve been in years past.

    “There were a lot of people in town,” he said.