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8/20/2013 2:55:00 PM
Rear Ender Sends Riders to VVMC

A two-car rear-end accident sustained injuries for occupants Saturday. The wreck occurred just in front of the Verde Valley Fire station at SR 260 and Godard Road. A Toyota pickup and a small Dodge sedan suffered moderate damage. Two patients suffered minor injuries in the small Dodge. Cottonwood Fire Department, assisted with extrication and treatment of patients. Courtesy Verde Valley FD


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Article comment by: Carl Nye

During a recent visit to the ADOT office on 6th street, I was reading a poster on the wall that said if a car (or any emergency or police vehicle) is on the side of the road with flashing lights, you should move over to the left as much as possible. Route 260 at Goddard Road has two lanes going each way, so it should have been easy for the pickup to move over one lane. Why did it not do so?

Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Must have been a nice roll over the roof has no damage.Glad all survived.

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013
Article comment by: Verde Village Resident

The police aren't looking for speeders anywhere. They're too busy following cars late at night to run their plates to see if they are current. It's all about the money, not protecting citizens. I've seen this happen 2-3 times in Cottonwood, and once in Sedona.

Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Article comment by: citizen not subject

Usually the charges leveled against the offending driver are given in the paper.
What has been charged in this case?
Who has been charged in this case?
How do you not see a car stopped by the side of the road, if true, with 4 way flashers on and not veer away to go around them unless there is some king of impairment?
What about a little proper reporting with some in depth coverage on this!


Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Article comment by: Our Orayers are with you

You and your family are in our thought and prayers. So sorry to hear about your dad's troubles. I know that you are doing your best to take care of them. Keep your head high, take a deep breath and everything will work out just as it should.

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Article comment by: Laurie Chittick

So, I am the adult daughter of the elderly couple in the "black charger" not a small sedan. I drive to cottonwood, my parents, I thought, were able to travel on Monday and I took them to their Dr.
My dad is not able to walk alone, had to have a CT scan. Mom is bruised, sore, sad, scared. My heart breaks, my brother got here today to help which is good, dad needs help in the bathroom.
I can go to work tomorrow and not worry about dad falling and mom not able to get dad up. Dad was not in this shape prior to the accident. I am sad for them. Not minor injuries.
Oh, dad and mom, Charles and Sally Ochoa both born and raised in Cottonwood. Old family, Ochoa and Teague. Pray for them friends.
Thank you.


Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Article comment by: Dale Olson

We spend all winter there. I believe the speed limit is 45 miles an hour. Very few abide by it, and very seldom see an enforcement officer around.

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Article comment by: E.C. Mason

If the VI is going to report news like this, report the complete story. The black car was stopped, pulled of the road, flashers on. The pick-up hit the car with enough force that it flipped over the car. The occupants of the car have significant injuries.

Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Article comment by: X AHP

Moderate damage? What does extensive look like?



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