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Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City Personal Injury and Car Accident News
Five people were killed today in a wrong-way crash that occurred on I-40 west of Kingman.
Arizona became the 48th state in the Union to ban the use of handheld cell phones and other portable wireless communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law on Monday. Arizona always appears to come late to public safety regulation.
Richard Pagett of Mohave Valley died as the result of injuries he received when a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into his vehicle Monday on Nevada Highway 163 near Laughlin.
A family picnic ended tragically Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle overturned, killing one person and sending another to the hospital. Two couples were driving home following an afternoon exploring the Mount Trumbull area, when occupants in the lead vehicle realized their friends were no longer behind them.
A single-vehicle rollover accident on SR-68 east of Bullhead City on Tuesday afternoon left one person dead and six others injured. The vehicle was so mangled that emergency responders had to extricate the victims from the wreckage.
A head-on collision Saturday night on Highway 95 north of Parker left one person dead and three others in very serious condition. Rocky Rhodes, his wife, Maria Rhodes, and a friend were heading northbound on Highway 95 near River Island State Park when a Hyundai driven by Andrew Snook crossed the center line into their lane.
A day filled with festivities turned tragic when a high-performance speed boat driven by Brad Kloepfer flipped following the Desert Storm Shootout on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Kloepfer and a passenger, Paul Selberg, were killed in the accident. Mr. Kloepfer’s wife, Connie Davis Kloepfer, remains hospitalized in critical condition. All three are from Lake Havasu City.
An unidentified 63-year-old man was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with serious head injuries after the Hummer H3 he was driving was sandwiched between other vehicles in an accident on Tuesday afternoon.
Two vans collided outside Dolan Springs last Thursday, leaving two tourists from China dead and four others with serious or life-threatening injuries.
Last week I wrote about the crash of a sight-seeing helicopter over the Grand Canyon in which three people died. Unfortunately, a fourth person has died of injuries he received in that accident. Jonathan Neil Udall succumbed to his injuries Tuesday. The three surviving occupants of the plane remain in critical condition at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Four people were injured in an accident involving a semi-truck and two pickup trucks on Sunday night in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 93. One person was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. No information on that person’s condition is available. Three others were transported by ambulance to Kingman Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. They were released shortly thereafter.
All sight-seeing flights over the Grand Canyon were grounded Saturday following the crash of a helicopter carrying six tourists from England, three of whom were killed. The helicopter crashed and burst into flames Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. The helicopter was an Airbus EC130 operated by Papillon Airways.
Four people were killed a result of a head-on accident on SR-64 last Friday. The deadly crash occurred between Grand Canyon and Williams. According to DPS accident investigators, a Hyundai sedan crossed the median and collided with a Dodge van. Yeo Heng Soon, Chua Cher Hwee, Justin Yeo Jun Xi and Victor Colldeforms Pren were killed in the crash.
Russ Genovese of Fontana, California was killed when his car was struck head-on early Friday morning in northwest Arizona.
Dustyn Carley was killed while riding his kick scooter when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a neighbor. The tragic accident occurred in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Eight people were hospitalized following an accident involving a passenger car and a tour bus. The accident occurred on Friday, June 30th around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bullhead Parkway and Laughlin View Drive.
Three men were ejected from a speedboat on Lake Havasu just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies estimate the 36-foot Skater powerboat was traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour when it flipped as the operator reportedly made a sharp left turn near Havasu Palms. According to witnesses, the boat rolled at least once.
A boating accident on Lake Havasu has resulted in the deaths of two people from California on Saturday evening. Bruce Buchanan and Jennifer Renee Martin were boating with friends when their vessel tipped sharply, tossing everyone overboard.
Marissa Timeche was killed in a single-car accident in the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim around noon on Sunday. Ms. Timeche sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle in which she was a passenger struck several trees. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the accident is undetermined.
Kenneth Field died on May 1 when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. Mr. Field, a substitute teacher at Kingman High School, was eastbound on SR-68 near milepost 21. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jason Karpowich was killed and his passenger, Mark Weaver was injured when their vehicle ran off the road at a turn at the top of a hill at Beaver Dam. Both men are from Littlefield, Arizona.
Robert D. Fox II, was killed as he rode his bicycle southbound on Highway 95 in Bullhead City on Friday.