Gila County Attorney Injured

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Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores remains in fair condition after a bicycle accident on Aug. 22.

Flores was struck by a tractor-trailer while on a bicycle ride with her husband, Dr. Tim Trent, to Roosevelt Lake on her day off.

Flores and Trent were heading east on Highway 188, near milepost 228, back to the Globe area when the front of a tractor-trailer, that was also heading eastbound, hit her, said DPS spokesman Robert Bailey.

Flores went off the side of the truck and not under it, he said. “She was not run over.”

Flores was flown to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Hospital with serious injuries, he said.

Police are investigating whether the truck veered off the roadway onto the shoulder, or if Flores was in the roadway, Bailey said.

Bailey did not know if Flores was wearing a helmet at the time. Trent was uninjured in the accident.

“She is recovering, but she is still in the hospital,” he said.

In a press release, Flores said she expects to be in the hospital for two to three days and then return to her home in Globe.

“Ms. Flores and Dr. Trent are very thankful for the responsiveness of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-City Fire/Paramedics,” the press release said.

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