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Yuma Personal Injury and Car Accident News
Red Light Runner Injures Three People in Yuma
Three people were injured early last week when a GMC Sierra reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of South Avenue B and West 32nd Street in Yuma and collided with a Nissan Armada. The GMC then rolled on top of a Chevy Malibu.
Arturo Canales Killed in Wrong-Way Accident Near Yuma
A wrong-way accident on Interstate 8 left one person dead and another with serious injuries on Sunday morning. According to DPS, Arturo Canales was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-8 at milepost 58 when the collision occurred.
Maria Lopez Killed in Head-on Accident in Somerton
Maria Fernandez Lopez was killed on Wednesday in a head-on collision in Somerton.
Yuma Teens Seriously Injured After Crashing into Tree
Two teenagers are in critical condition after their vehicle crashed into a tree early Saturday morning. The accident occurred near the 2500 block of South 33rd Drive in Yuma around 4:31 a.m.
Juan Ramirez Among Five People Killed in Texas Car Accident
Juan C. Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona died at the scene of an accident in Andrews County, Texas that claimed the lives of five people. Texas Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that three vehicles were involved in the Saturday evening crash.
Six-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Car Accident in Yuma
An as-yet unidentified six-year-old boy was seriously injured in a t-bone crash at Avenue G and County 19th on Wednesday morning.
Sonia Burgos Salazar Killed in Rollover Accident Near Yuma
Sonia Burgos Salazar died early Tuesday when she was ejected from her pickup truck as it rolled.
Amanda Cook, Age 8, Killed in Rollover Accident Outside Yuma
Seven members of a Queen Creek family were on their way to Yuma to deliver loaves of bread for a fundraiser when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll. The accident occurred Saturday on Interstate 8 just outside Yuma. According to DPS accident investigators, Amanda Faith Cook, age 8, had just unbuckled her seatbelt to pick up something on the floor of the car when the vehicle rolled and she was ejected.
Superintendent David Bealer Dies Following Crash
Dr. David E. Bealer of Yuma died of injuries he received in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 8 while on his way to work Tuesday morning. Dr. Bealer was the superintendent of the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District since May 2011.
Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Head-on Collision
Dorothy Paul died when she drove in the wrong direction on Interstate 8 and struck another vehicle head-on. The incident occurred Tuesday morning on I-8 between the 16th Street and Giss Parkway on-ramps.
Donald Walker Dies in Crash
Donald Walker of British Columbia was seriously injured in an accident Friday afternoon on Fortuna Road and 34th Place. Tragically, he later died at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Agustin Mendoza Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Accident
Agustin Mendoza was struck by a vehicle while crossing the intersection at Maple Avenue and 24th Street. The vehicle that struck Mr. Mendoza was driven by Jesus Gonzales.
Jesus Valera Perez Killed When Pickup Truck Rear-Ended His Tractor
Jesus Valera Perez died as a result of injuries he received Tuesday morning when his farm tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck on State Route 195 near County 14th Street. As a result of the impact, Mr. Perez’s tractor rolled, killing him.
Levi Smith, Ronda Perkins Injured When Passenger Steered SUV Into Oncoming Traffic
Three people were injured on Saturday when Christian Thomas reportedly grabbed the steering wheel of his girlfriend’s SUV and turned it into oncoming traffic, striking a car driven by Levi Smith. The girlfriend, Ronda Perkins, was injured, as were Mr. Smith and Thomas.
Roberto Rodriguez and Sylvia Rodriguez Killed in Intersection Collision
Roberto Rodriguez and Sylvia Rodriguez were killed Sunday morning when their car was struck by another vehicle in the intersection of Avenue 7E and U.S. 95 in Yuma.
Kurt Schenker Killed When Car Crashed Into Canal
Kurt Allen Schenker of Erie, Pennsylvania died Friday night when the pick-up truck in which he was a passenger plunged into the Gila Gravity Canal and became submerged. The truck, driven by Colton Garrett Whiteside of Chillicothe, Missouri, drove off an access road into the canal.
Ana Marie Barrera-Bogarin Killed While Protecting Coworker
Ana Maria Barrera-Bogarin was killed Tuesday when she was run over by a tractor which was pulling a piece of farm equipment.
Arrest Made in Death of DPS Officer Tim Huffman
Jorge Espinoza was arrested on Friday in connection with the death of Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman on May 6th alongside Interstate 8 in southwest Arizona. I first wrote about Officer Huffman's tragic death on May 7th.
DPS Officer Tim Huffman Killed After Patrol Vehicle Struck by Tractor Trailer
Tim Huffman, a 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was killed yesterday after a tractor-trailer collided with the back of his patrol vehicle.
Crash Kills Melanie Jose, Leatrice Tourtillot and Harriet Phillips
Melanie Darlene Jose, Leatrice Tourtillot and Harriet Phillips were killed in a car accident yesterday morning. Their vehicle was struck by a pickup truck in the intersection of County 9th Street and Avenue D in Yuma.
Arlyn Alvarez Killed, Ernesto Guijarro Critically Injured in Yuma Intersection Collision
Arlyn Alvarez of Somerton died at Yuma Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries she received in an automobile accident last night. Ernesto Guijarro of Yuma also was injured in the same collision. Mr. Guijarro was transported to YRMC where he is reported to be in critical condition.
Charles Keiser and Pedro Noriega, Jr. Seriously Injured When Struck by U.S. Border Patrol Truck
Charles Keiser and Pedro Noriega, Jr. were seriously injured on Wednesday night when the golf cart in which they were riding was struck from behind by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle driven by Agent Nicholas Ramirez.
Alyssa Cusimano and Phillip Shelton Killed in One-Vehicle Accident
Alyssa Cusimano and Phillip Shelton were killed Saturday morning when the car driven by Mr. Shelton left the roadway on Interstate 8 and crashed into a tree. Ms. Cusimano was a passenger in the car. When the car struck the tree, it caught fire. Tragically both Ms. Cusimano and Mr. Shelton died in the burning car.
Yuma City Worker Seriously Injured in Freak Accident
An employee of the City of Yuma Utilities Department was seriously injured in a strange accident on Tuesday while repairing a water leak. William Mason is hospitalized in intensive care with a broken back, broken leg and injured arm after a 16 foot tall saguaro cactus fell on him. In addition to these injuries, well more than one hundred cactus needles have been removed from Mr. Mason’s body.
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