Two vehicles collide on 20th Avenue

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Two vehicles collided on 20th Avenue on Monday morning when one attempted to cross four lanes of traffic from the Home Depot exit and collided with a southbound vehicle. At least one driver was transported to the hospital.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD/THATCHER – Two vehicles collided while traveling on 20th Avenue on Monday morning.

The crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. In front of the entrances to Walmart and Home Depot. After the crash, one vehicle was at rest in the center turn lane with severe front-end damage and the other vehicle was blocking the northbound fast lane of travel, also with front-end and side damage.

According to Thatcher Police Chief Shaffen Woods, one vehicle was leaving the north exit of Home Depot attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic into the Walmart entrance and collided with a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was transported to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center via ambulance. The other driver was still in her vehicle and was being attended to by Thatcher Police and others.

Southbound traffic was not affected by the crash, however, northbound traffic was limited to one lane, which was partially taken up by one of the crashed vehicles, as of 10:45 a.m.

The Gila Herald will update this article when possible.

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