Woman badly hurt in rollover crash

2013-03-21T00:00:00Z 2013-03-22T16:17:05Z Woman badly hurt in rollover crashKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

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

Northwest Fire District firefighters received a 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.

They found a Toyota Scion in a ditch next to a Palo Verde tree. A woman was trapped inside the SUV.

It took firefighters using specialized equipment more than 30 minutes to get the woman out of the vehicle, 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, Peine said.

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