Sliding into Beaver Creek
BEAVER CREEK -- A rollover accident just before 11 p.m. brought out fire-rescue crews Wednesday night to Forest Road 618. Montezuma-Rimrock Fire Chief Mike Van Dyke reported the accident occurred near the turnoff to Southwestern Academy where the dirt road makes a sharp curve. He believes the driver was going too fast for the road and could not control her vehicle and drove off the roadway, rolling down the sloping embankment about 20 feet. The vehicle came to a rest when it struck obstructions.
The woman was trapped inside the vehicle and it took about 30 minutes to extract her from the wreckage.
About 50-years-old, the woman patient had not been restrained with a seat belt and Van Dyke says she was injured from bouncing around in the tumbling vehicle. She suffered lacerations to the face and chest and was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center by medical helicopter.