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07/18/2018

SERIOUS INJURY CRASH


Crash scene 7-14-18

On Saturday, July 14th, at about 4:55 am, Kingman Police responded to the report of a vehicle which had crashed into a home in the 3700 block of N. Irving St. Officers arrived to find a newer model Ford F-150 on top of a block wall, having crashed into two parked vehicles and a house. The driver of the truck, a 71-year-old Kingman woman, described starting the vehicle and experiencing high revving of the engine. When placed into drive the vehicle launched immediately into gear and reached high speeds. The driver was able to avoid several parked vehicles. It is estimated that the vehicle reached a speed in excess of 60 mph before crashing into the block wall and two parked vehicles. Investigators believe that an after-market floor mat was placed incorrectly, causing the accelerator to be pushed down, leading to the extreme engine revving and high speed. The driver was injured, possibly suffering a fractured pelvis/hip. She was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center. Damage to the truck and two other parked vehicles was extensive, as was damage to the residential structure. The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed. No other injuries were reported.