Blowout sends SUV family to hospital
YAVAPAI COUNTY - Montezuma-Rimrock crews were called to an accident north of the Sedona interchange of Interstate 17 at milepost 304 Thursday. The 6 p.m. accident resulted when a large SUV with five occupants blew a tire. Crews reported that the driver responded well to the blowout, keeping the vehicle on its wheels and ending in the traffic median. It did not roll. Use of seatbelts also contributed to good outcome. The accident could have been much more serious, they said.
All five occupants were taken to Verde Valley Medical Center with minor injuries. In addition to three adults, occupants included a 3-month-old child and a 12-year-old.
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