New Year’s Car Accidents Injure Two Women in Arizona

New Year's Car Accidents Injure Two Women in ArizonaThe new year has begun with two car accidents in Arizona resulting in two women suffering serious injuries, both of whom were sent to regional hospitals for critical treatment.

In Oro Valley, one woman was involved in a sport utility vehicle accident and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital, CBS affiliate News 13 reports.

According to the media outlet, the 19-year-old woman allegedly veered off the road on Lambert Lane near the intersection with North Rancho Sonora Drive at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 1. Oro Valley Police Lieutenant John Teachout stated that the woman was alert and conscious while she was being taken to a trauma center in Tucson by a medical helicopter.

Golder Ranch Fire Captain Will Seeley told the news provider that the women suffered injuries to her face and head. Emergency responders found that she was not wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

Oro Valley Police are continuing their investigation of the crash.

In Phoenix, another woman was sent to the hospital after being hit by a car while crossing the street, Fox affiliate KSAZ reports.

The media outlet stated the crash occurred at the corner of 19th Street and Indian School Road on Monday, January 2. Officials stated that the woman was not on a crosswalk when she was hit, and that the driver who allegedly hit the woman remained on the scene for questioning by the police. She was not found to be impaired and was not ticketed for the accident.

The woman is now recovering at a local hospital from serious injuries suffered in the accident.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 106,177 crashes across the state in 2010, 1,449 of which involved pedestrians.