Woman critically injured in crash on Tucson's west side

2013-03-20T11:58:00Z 2013-03-20T13:19:21Z Woman critically injured in crash on Tucson's west sideArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 20, 2013 11:58 am  • 

A 47-year-old Tucson woman was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle rollover crash on the west side.

Northwest Fire District firefighters received at call shortly after 10:15 a.m. about a crash on North Lloyd Bush Drive near Ironwood Hills Drive and Camino de Oeste, said Capt. Adam Goldberg.

When they arrived, they found a Toyota Scion in a ditch next to a Palo Verde tree and a woman trapped inside.

It took firefighters more than 30 minutes to get the woman out of the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and other specialized equipment, Goldberg said.

The SUV rolled end-over-end and side-over-side multiple times, Goldberg said.

Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Peine said speed was a factor in the crash.

A dog riding in the SUV wasn’t hurt and is now with Pima Animal Care Center, Peine said.

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