Crimes & Fires for October 11, 2005

Two women hurt in crash

DOLAN SPRINGS ­ Two women were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center on Monday following a T-bone type collision between the cars they were driving.

About 3 p.m., three units, including an ambulance, and four personnel from the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department responded to the scene at the corner of Havasu and Ninth streets, Chief Dave Estenson said.

The accident involved a Ford Courier and a mid-sized sedan. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate the woman in the sedan, Estenson said.

The department ambulance took both victims to KRMC with non-life threatening injuries.

No further information was available.

Propane explosion averted

KINGMAN ­ A fire destroyed a 1986 Hyundai early this morning, but occupants of the car were able to push it away from a propane-dispensing tank before firefighters arrived on scene.

About 1:15 a.m., an engine and four personnel from the Kingman Fire Department responded to the corner of Stockton Hill Road and Northern Avenue, a news release from the KFD stated.

The Hualapai Valley Fire Department dispatched an engine and two personnel as part of an automatic aid response, engineer Timothy King said.

The vehicle was well involved in flames upon arrival of firefighters, who used pre-connected 1-3/4-inch lines to extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Occupants of the vehicle were conducting repairs and attempted to prime the carburetor when the fire broke out.

Bus swerves to avoid collision

KINGMAN ­ A school bus and parked vehicle sustained minor damage in an accident Monday.

About 3:30 p.m., Kingman Police responded to the 1700 block of Gates Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.

Jeanette Lauritzen, 59, driver of the bus reported she was eastbound on Gates and swerved to avoid a head-on crash with a westbound vehicle traveling in the eastbound lane. The collision was averted, but the right side mirror of the bus struck the left side mirror of a parked vehicle on the south side of Gates Avenue.

There is no description of the vehicle or its occupants responsible for causing the accident.

The bus was carrying three children at the time. No injuries were reported and Lauritzen was not cited.