Yavapai County, Arizona – May 8, 2013
Police say four people were injured Wednesday, two of them seriously, during an accident involving a utility truck in the Cornville area.
According to deputies with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a utility truck on behalf of CableOne as it traveled west along Forest 119 Road (Cornville Road). As the driver approached Doraine Lane, around 7:45 a.m., he made contact with an eastbound gold sedan.
Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the sedan’s driver by helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment. A passenger, between a 14 years old and 10 years old, was taken by helicopter to Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Meanwhile, a second child was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center, along with the utility trucks driver. Witnesses have been asked to call (800) 932-3232 or (928) 771-3260 with any additional information.
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UPDATE: Authorities have identified the sedan’s driver as Cottonwood resident Hakim Amin, 72. He was transferred from Flagstaff Medical Center to Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute, but doctors were unable to save Mr. Amin.
A female child, Heather Amin, 9, was taken to Verde Valley Medical Center, while a male child, Willow Amin, 9, was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The truck’s driver was 22-year-old Sedona resident Francisco Zorrilla. He received treatment at Verde Valley Medical Center.
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