Driver seriously injured in crash with ag truck trailer

Paramedics from the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department  provide medical care to a man who crashed into the trailer of an agriculture truck Wednesday morning at County 14th Street and Avenue E.

A 25-year-old man received life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning after crashing into the trailer of an agriculture truck, in what was described as a T-bone-type collision.

Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Javier Hernandez said that at approximately  8:11 a.m. firefighters responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision at County 14th Street and Avenue E.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found a Honda Civic with severe front-end damage, and the driver complaining of pain in his back and right leg.

“He had a large laceration and possible broken leg,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez added that the driver was able to free himself from the vehicle following the crash and lie down in the field due to the pain in his leg.

After being treated by paramedics at the scene, he was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center by SCFD ambulance. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.

The SCFD reminds the public to use caution when traveling on county roads, especially with the winter crop season starting. Travel at the posted speed limits and use caution when passing slower moving tractors in the roads, they advise.

James Gilbert can be reached at or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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