Five injured after car crashes into haystack

Five injured after car crashes into haystack

GADSDEN, Ariz. – Five people were injured after the car they were in crashed into a haystack causing significant damage to the car.

Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department officials say the crash happened near County 18th and Avenue I close to 4 a.m. Friday. Fire crews say a witness stopped at the scene moments after the incident and told officials the group was coming back from a night club in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.

Fire officials say a 19-year-old woman suffered a broken hip, while two other 19-year-old girls complained of pain in their legs and chest. The other two people who were in the car were 21 and 20 years old, both complained of back pain. All five people were taken to YRMC via ambulance.

It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.


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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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