Tucson woman loses control of truck, ends up at bottom of 70-foot embankment

2013-09-25T10:24:00Z 2013-09-25T10:24:01Z Tucson woman loses control of truck, ends up at bottom of 70-foot embankmentKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 25, 2013 10:24 am  • 

A 66-year-old woman delivering newspapers Wednesday morning lost control of her vehicle when she tried to pass a slow-moving cement truck, and she ended up at the bottom of a 70-foot embankment, a fire official said.

The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. in the 600 block of West Yvon Drive, near North Oracle and West River roads. The woman, who was wearing a seat belt, received minor injuries, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, spokesman for the Northwest Fire District.

The woman declined treatment at the scene and refused to be carried up the embankment in a stretcher. Instead, rescue crews walked her through a wash to an exit point at Oracle Road, Goldberg said.

The woman was driving an extended cab pickup truck along her newspaper route “and was attempting to pass a slow moving cement truck on the left when she left the roadway. As she tried to return to the asphalt, she over-corrected and lost control causing the pickup to travel down the embankment,” Goldberg said.

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