Single-Vehicle Accidents Keep Deputies Busy

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Two different single-vehicle accidents kept emergency crews busy this weekend.

Two people were airlifted by Native Air to Scottsdale Healthcare hospital following an accident on Control Road June 7.

The accident was about a mile west of the Houston Mesa Road. The Gila County Sheriff's Office arrived at the scene at about 4:40 p.m. Personnel from the Diamond Star Fire Department, Forest Service and Whispering Pines Fire Department were already on the scene attending to the injured, according to a press release from the GCSO.

The passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. The roof, passenger door, door posts and dashboard all to be cut away to remove the victim, a 17-year-old boy from Chandler. He was admitted to the hospital with severe hip and leg injuries, according to the GCSO release.

The driver of the vehicle, SanMiguel Ryan, 25, of Apache Junction, was released from the hospital the same night he was admitted.

The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree head-on, according to the press release.

The accident is still under investigation and no citations have yet been issued.

The GCSO investigated a second single-vehicle accident June 8. Deputies responded to a rollover on Fossil Creek Road, about two miles west of Forest Road 428.

The driver, Raymundo Ramierez, 23, Phoenix, refused medical treatment.

Ramierez was cited for speed not reasonable and prudent, and no proof of insurance.

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