KINGMAN–An elderly woman sustained serious internal injuries following a rear-end collision Saturday in Kingman.
Kingman Police Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper said the accident happened about 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harrison Street and Detroit Avenue. The 92-year-old woman was driving northbound on Harrison Street when she reportedly slowed down to make a right turn onto Detroit Avenue. At that time, said Cooper, a Hyundai also traveling northbound failed to slow down, crashing into the woman’s Toyota vehicle at a high rate of speed.
The crash reportedly caused the Toyota to veer off the roadway, crashing a second time into a power pole, said Cooper. The woman driver suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center. She was later airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for further treatment to her internal injuries. As of Monday, the woman is listed in serious, but stable condition.
The 45-year-old driver of the Hyundai sustained minor burns to his arm due to the airbag deployment. He was also cited at the scene on suspicion of failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Drugs or alcohol are not suspected in this accident.