Cottonwood boy hit by car <br>

A 9-year-old Cottonwood boy suffered head and face injuries Wednesday when he reportedly ran into the street and was hit by a car, authorities said.

The incident occurred at 4:19 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and North Seventh Street.

According to a Cottonwood police report, 9-year-old Casey Bice ran into the road and was struck by a car driven by Donald K. Coleman, 38, Cottonwood. Bice complained of pain in his jaw and head after being thrown off the hood of the car and onto the street during impact. He was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Coleman told police he was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision, the report said. He was issued a citation for driving without insurance. No other charges are pending.

Camp Verde man hospitalized after car crash

A Camp Verde man was hospitalized Wednesday after losing control of his car and slamming into an embankment.

According Lisa Parkison of the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office, Christopher Birner, 27, was driving on Montezuma Castle Highway near Circle K at an excessive rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed.

Birner was bleeding profusely from the mouth and taken to Verde Valley Medical Center, Parkison said. There were also indications Birner was under the influence of alcohol, she said. Charges against Birner are pending the results of a blood alcohol test.

Car stolen in Camp Verde

A Chevrolet Cavalier was stolen Monday in the 3000 block of White Birch in Camp Verde.

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office is looking for a Red Cavalier, Arizona license plate number FHD-802, which was last seen about 11 p.m. Dec. 31.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call CVMO at 567-6621 or silent witness at 1-800-932-3232.

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