3 transported to hospital after 3-vechile accident on SR89A, Cornville Road

(Photo courtesy of Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department)

(Photo courtesy of Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department)

COTTONWOOD - Three patients were transported to Verde Valley Medical Center after a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 89A and Cornville Road around 9:40 a.m. Thursday.

Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department, Cottonwood Police Department, and Verde Valley Ambulance Company responded.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a three-vehicle rear-end-type accident involving a tow truck and two passenger vehicles, according to a news release from Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department.

There were a total of four occupants in the three involved vehicles.

Cottonwood Police said the tow truck failed to yield in time while traveling westbound on Cornville Road at the intersection. As a result, the driver rear-ended one vehicle who in turn rear-ended the one in front of it.

Three people were transported to the hospital for minor injuries and the driver at fault received a citation, said police.

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