Blowing dust leads to crashes

DOLAN SPRINGS - Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department firefighters responded on Aug. 24 to two accidents during a massive dust storm that hit the area.

About 3 p.m., two engines and four personnel responded to a car and tour bus collision on U.S. 93, paramedic Robert Cole said.

The male driver of the sedan evidently was pulling on to the highway when the northbound bus struck his vehicle. The sedan driver was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center with injuries.

The bus contained 26 passengers and a driver. Nobody aboard was hurt and the bus was able to continue its trip.

Then, at about 5 p.m., two MRFD units and three personnel responded to a report of a four-vehicle collision at the intersection of Pierce Ferry and Antares roads.

"There was a big dust storm at the time and people were not slowing down," Cole said. "The road was shut down for about two hours."

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies turned the firefighters from the scene. Deputies had secured the roads to prevent further accidents under the dangerous conditions and told one fire department representative there were no injuries.

The four vehicles carried seven people, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said. One had tourists from the United Kingdom and the other three had Meadview residents.