KINGMAN – A Kingman woman was ejected from her vehicle and taken to a Las Vegas hospital Friday in a one-car rollover near Meadview. Her passenger sustained moderate injuries.
According to Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies responded to the crash on Diamond Bar Road at milepost 3.5 at about 9:30 p.m. They arrived to find the driver of a westbound vehicle had failed to negotiate a curve, slid across the road and hit a raised embankment along the opposite lane. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop on the driver’s side.
The driver, Marie Bernard, 20, was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, Allison Orozco, 23, also of Kingman wore her seatbelt and remained inside the vehicle.
Orozco flagged down a passing motorist for help. Paramedics from the Hualapai Nation and Lake Mohave Ranchos fire departments arrived and transported Bernard to Kingman Regional Medical Center. Bernard suffered back injuries and minor abrasions and was later airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Orozco was okay other than some soreness and bruises.
The accident remains under investigation and speed appears to be a factor. Bernard and Orozco are reportedly employees with Grand Canyon West, which had several security officers first on scene. They stayed with the crash victims until emergency responders arrived.