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Woman Suffers Medical Episode Before Rolling Vehicle

Written by The Bee

June 8, 2018

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BULLHEAD CITY–A 78-year-old Bullhead City woman apparently suffered a medical episode prior to rolling her vehicle Thursday afternoon on the Bullhead Parkway.

Bonnie Jean Wise, 78, sustained minor injuries in the accident and was taken by medical to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said officers were notified about a vehicle reportedly causing a traffic offense after a concerned citizen called emergency personnel.

“I followed this lady on the Parkway and she was swerving all over the road,” said Jamie Tesar. “I called 911 and followed her to a stop after seeing her almost hit a guard rail several times and other cars.”

When Wise stopped, police were able to make contact with her near Locust Boulevard.

“She stopped and I stopped behind her,” said Tesar. “First cop gets there and she won’t open car door or rolll down window and than the second cop gets there and busts her window and she takes off.”

Fromelt confirmed an officer attempted to stop Wise’s vehicle, but she reportedly kept her vehicle moving.

A few minutes later, Wise’s passenger vehicle left the roadway and rolled down a small embankment near the entrance to the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport.

Wise was extracted from the vehicle and taken to the local hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The accident is believed to have been caused by a medical episode, said Fromelt, adding no other injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Photos by JEFF ARGANDA/TheBee and JAMIE TESAR/Contributed

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