Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Traffic accident outside the park - updated

This happened this morning at the intersection of Via Ingresso and S. Mission. Mission was closed for about 4 hours for the investigation. Residents of RCW know this is a dangerous intersection due to high speeds and a nearly blind corner. I found an account on the AZ Star website.

A 1996 Jeep Cherokee carrying a 33-year-old driver and a 4-year-old girl was heading north on Mission at a high rate of speed — possibly 70 mph or more in a 45 mph zone. At the same time, a 1994 Isuzu pickup truck with one adult and two teens was pulling out of a mobile home park on Mission and attempted to make a left (on to Mission) when the two vehicles collided. The Cherokee rolled before coming to a stop on its roof. The Isuzu spun. A 17-year-old in the pickup truck was ejected from the vehicle as was the 4-year-old who was in a car seat in the Cherokee.
The driver of the pickup, however, did sustain life-threatening injuries and the driver of the Cherokee suffered serious injuries.

So, when you're back for next winter, take it easy at this turn.

We hiked today, needed to get some weight bearing exercise. It's hot! It's going to be 90 this afternoon, there's some cloud cover so it's feeling a little sultry.

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