One person injured in 2-car crash early Friday

The Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision with injuries that happened at approximately 5:28 a.m. Friday at County 14th and Avenue C-½.

One person was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash early Friday morning, according to the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department.

Fire Chief Paul De Anda reported that the crash happened at approximately 5:28 a.m., with firefighters responding to a report of a motor vehicle collision with injuries at County 14th and Avenue C-½.

Upon their arrival, firefighters found a white Ford pickup part way on the southside shoulder, and part way on the eastbound lane of County 14th. The truck had damage to the driver side and its entire driver side rear wheel had been knocked off.

A grey Pontiac sedan, with very heavy front end and passenger side damage, was west of the pickup on the southside of County 14th against a residential wall. The driver side air bags of both vehicles were deployed.

The driver of the pickup sustained a large hematoma to his forehead and was complaining of back pain. He was placed in a cervical collar and transported to YRMC. The driver of the Pontiac refused treatment and transportation.

According to a witness, the westbound Pontiac drifted into the eastbound lane of County 14th and struck the Ford pickup, without braking, for unknown reasons.

The driver of the westbound Ford pickup, attempted to swerve but was struck by the Pontiac, which then spun around and struck a residential fence.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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

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