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As the most-dangerous intersection in the Verde Valley, there were 26 vehicle accidents at the intersection of State Route 260 and Fir Street in 2016. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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A motorcyclist was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center Sept. 16 -- the biggest night of Thunder Valley Rally -- after a Toyota Tacoma made a left-hand turn in front of the biker at the intersection of State Route 260 and Fir in Cottonwood. The motorcyclist collided with the passenger side of the truck, then stuck a third vehicle before coming to a stop on the street in front of the CVS Pharmacy.