Two labor buses involved in crash with vehicle

Labor Bus Accident

SOMERTON, Ariz. - The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County 14th Street and Somerton Avenue Monday morning around 6:40 a.m.


It involved a red passenger car and two labor buses. 

According to those on the labor bus, a red vehicle was driving eastbound on County 14th Street when it ran a stop sign and struck a labor bus that was traveling northbound.


The force of the collision forced the labor bus to spin counter clockwise. As a result, the bus hit a second labor bus that was in the southbound turn lane waiting to head east. The first bus ended up in a lettuce field to the northwest of the intersection.


The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responded to the crash. They identified who and how many passengers were injured. A total of 13 people stated they were injured and requested to be transported. Six additional ambulances were requested from San Luis, Rural Metro, and Yuma Fire Departments.  


Serious injuries included the female driver of the red sedan and the female driver of the farm labor bus. 


Injuries reported by those on the labor bus had minor laceration to their hands, scalps, and faces. They were transported and treated at Yuma Regional Medical Center.


The Somerton Police Department assisted with traffic control and the Yuma Count Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.


Alfonso Zavala from the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said, "the driver of the red sedan was cited and released for failure to yield from a stop sign that caused the three vehicle collision." 


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