Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fatality Accident on Highway 93

Wikieup, Az -

On the morning of July 7, 2013 at 7:54 am, Pinion Pine firefighters were dispatched to Highway 93 south near mile marker 124 for a reported motorcycle vs. semi which brought the response of one Chief Officer and one Engine. While in route, updated information was received that bystander CPR was in progress. Units arrived on scene to find a semi over turned on the side of the road and pickup truck with heavy damage to the rear of the vehicle with a motorcycle next to it. The patient at this time was deceased. Crews checked all other individuals involved with the accident, one being transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries. Upon further investigation, the motorcycle rider was not directly involved in the accident and the driver of the pickup which was rear ended by the semi was ejected from the vehicle. The cause of the accident is unknown and being investigated by the Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol. Crews were on scene for approximately half an hour and the roadway was restricted to the median for roughly 2 hours.

Article By Lt. Ron Hood
Photos By Firefighter Mike Schmidt

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