Prescott, AZ - August 11, 2023 - Prescott Police swiftly responded to a single-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Copper Basin Road and Highland Avenue on Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle that had collided with a tree in close proximity to a residential driveway.
According to Lt. Corey Kasun, the incident unfolded as follows: "During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a 68-year-old Prescott resident was operating a 2005 Ford van, traveling westbound on Copper Basin Road. For reasons yet to be determined, the vehicle veered left of center, leaving the roadway. The van proceeded into a ditch, subsequently striking a mailbox and colliding with a substantial embankment. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway, continuing its westbound trajectory across both lanes before again departing the road and ultimately colliding with a large tree."
Prompt medical attention was administered to the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle by personnel from the Prescott Fire Department and EMS. The driver sustained significant injuries during the incident and was subsequently airlifted from Yavapai Medical Center West to a medical facility in the Phoenix area for further treatment.
Prescott Police remain committed to investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. Further updates may be obtained by visiting Prescott Police Department's official website.