SUV rolls off I-17 after blowout
McGUIREVILLE - About 6:30 early Saturday morning, Montezuma-Rimrock and Camp Verde Fire units were dispatched to milepost 291 on Interstate 17 for an accident in the northbound lanes. A mid-size SUV had gone off the roadway and rolled once, landing upright.
All the occupants, who had been using seatbelts, were able to extricate from the vehicle.
They complained only of non-life threatening injuries. Three of the four occupants required spinal immobilization at the scene and were transported to Verde Valley Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment.
A witness told officers that he saw the vehicle blow out a tire and roll off of the roadway. The MRFD would like to remind all drivers to regularly check tire pressure for proper inflation and to wear their seatbelts.
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