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Arizona Car Accident: SR 89 Highway Crash Seriously Injures Man

Earlier on this Wednesday in Chino Valley, Arizona, a highway car accident left one man seriously injured.

Chino Valley Police Department officials stated that the crash occurred at around 12:15 p.m. on the southbound lanes of Arizona State Route 89.

79-year-old Paul Elsner was driving an International Harvester Scout, a pioneering American offroad vehicle from the 60s and 70s, and had slowed down to make a right turn into a business, when he was struck from behind by a Dodge pickup truck being driven by an 65-year-old man from Paulden. 

Chino Valley Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Vincent Schaan, stated:

"The collision caused [the Scout] to spin, at which time the driver door opened and [the driver], who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.

The Chino Valley Fire Department, together with Life Line Ambulance personnel, treated Elsner at the scene for injuries to the head, before Native Air medical transit flew him to Flagstaff Medical Center. He was listed as being in serious condition at that time.

The driver of the pickup and his passengers were apparently uninjured in the crash.

Police cited the driver of the truck for failing to control his vehicle's speed to avoid an auto accident.

As an Arizona car accident lawyer, you are frequently reminded of how devastating auto collisions can be.

The investigation is said to be ongoing at this time, and there was no mention of impairment playing a role in the incident.

Our car accident attorney in Arizona hopes for the speedy and full recovery of the man who was injured in this wreck.

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