On Wednesday night in Yuma, Arizona, a man was involved in an ATV accident that left him seriously injured and needing to be hospitalized.
Yuma County Sheriff's Office officials stated that the crash occurred at around 9 p.m. at Avenue D and Clip Street.
According to deputies, a green 2006 Suzuki four-wheel all-terrain vehicle, being operated by 49-year-old Gary Christopher Seale, of Yuma, was heading eastbound on Clip Street and approaching the intersection with Avenue D, when Seal lost control of the ATV and rolled it.
YCSO deputies and Rural/Metro emergency personnel responded to the scene, where they found Seale in the intersection next to his ATV, the rider suffering from what were described as life-threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Yuma Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix for treatment of his severe injuries.
Sheriff's deputies have informed that the investigation into the incident is ongoing, but that authorities suspect that alcohol could likely have been a significant factor.
As a Phoenix accident lawyer, you work with individuals involved with these sorts of devastating injury wrecks on a regular basis, and the effect that they have on victims and loved ones is tragic.
Though it is not exactly clear yet how and why this collision occurred, authorities have identified impairment as a likely major factor.
Our Arizona accident attorneys hope for the speedy and full recovery of the man who was injured. We will keep you informed of any relevant information relating to this story as it becomes available.