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Medical condition sparked crashes
Multiple injuries, vehicle damage reported after pickup careened out of control

KINGMAN - A medical condition may have led to a series of crashes and injuries Saturday morning in Kingman.

According to Kingman Fire Department, crews were dispatched at 10:45 a.m. to the 3300 block of Andy Devine Avenue near Basha's for a multiple-vehicle, multiple-patient accident.

A 1996 Chevy Silverado pickup driven by William Lewis Thompson, 69, of Yucca pulled out of the Basha's parking lot onto Andy Devine Avenue and struck a Buick Century that was traveling eastbound on Andy Devine.

The truck then struck a 2007 Ford Mustang driven by a Kingman man. Thompson's truck then spun around and returned to the Basha's parking lot and struck two unoccupied, parked vehicles.

The truck headed out of the parking lot, crossed Andy Devine, tore up some landscaping for the Days Inn and caught a piece of chain link in the process. The chain link struck a motel employee, who received minor injuries.

The truck finally came to a stop after plowing into two vending machines and part of the motel. The vending machines, in turn, struck a 59-year-old Peach Springs woman who was staying at the Days Inn and pinned her against the wall.

The woman was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with serious injuries to her legs and abdomen.

She was later transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

The drivers of the Buick and Mustang, and a passenger in the Mustang were treated for minor head injuries at the scene.

A 68-year-old woman in Thompson's truck was also treated and transported to KRMC for head injuries.

KPD is investigating the accident and believes Thompson may have had a medical problem that caused the crash. No charges have been filed yet.

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