Injured man sent to hospital after 2-vehicle crash in AJ

One of the two vehicles involved in a collision Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

One of the two vehicles involved in a collision Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

 

 

A two-vehicle accident Dec. 7 injured the occupants of both vehicles and sent one man to the trauma unit of a local care center.

The crash took place shortly after 12 p.m. near the intersection of Ironwood and Baseline roads in south Apache Junction, Capt. Jeremy Rocha of the Superstition Fire and Medical District said during a phone interview.

 

Members of the Superstition Fire and Medical District move a victim of the two-vehicle accident that took place Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

Members of the Superstition Fire and Medical District move a victim of the two-vehicle accident that took place Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

 

The 38-year-old male driver of a maroon Toyota 4Runner had severe injuries; he had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, Capt. Rocha said. He said the man was conscience while being removed from his vehicle.

The occupants of the second vehicle — a while Chevrolet Suburban — received minor injuries. Capt. Rocha said he believed the Suburban had three or four occupants, but was not sure.

In addition to the fire district, first responders included members of the Apache Junction Police Department and Southwest Ambulance, Capt. Rocha said.

 

A member of the Superstition Fire and Medical District works on one of two vehicles that collided Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

A member of the Superstition Fire and Medical District works on one of two vehicles that collided Dec. 7 at Ironwood and Baseline roads in Apache Junction. (Courtesy SFMD)

 

He said the details of the accident are still being investigated by the police department. A police representative was not immediately available to answer questions from the Independent.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the 38-year-old male as driving the Chevrolet Suburban. 

Reach staff writer Wendy Miller at wmiller@newszap.com

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