Woman Injured in Sun City Train Collision

Woman Injured in Sun City Train CollisionA woman reportedly suffered minor injuries and needed to be carried away on a stretcher recently after her sedan reportedly collided with a train in Sun City, Arizona, according to the Arizona Republic.

The news source reports Officer Jeff Sprong, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was driving her car near the intersection of 107th Avenue and Del Webb Boulevard at approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, December 23, when the accident occurred.

Local television station ABC 15 reports emergency crews transported the woman to the hospital for precautionary reasons, while the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office continued its investigation into the incident.

Southeast of Sun City, in Phoenix, another accident occurred in the early morning hours of December 23, when a car and a truck reportedly collided head-on after one of the drivers was allegedly going the wrong way, police said.

MyFox Phoenix reports one person was in the truck and three were in the car. Three of the individuals involved in the crash were reportedly taken to the hospital, according to authorities.

Police said the accident, which occurred around 2 a.m. on the 23rd, likely involved the presence of alcohol. As a result of the crash, 43rd Avenue between Cactus and Cholla will be closed in both directions while the investigation is conducted.

At this point, no names have been released in the case, according to the news provider.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were a total of 106,177 auto accidents in the state in 2010. Of these accidents, more than 33,000 involved injuries and 698 were fatal.