Two Lake Havasu City men were injured late Thursday evening when the vehicle they were believed to be speeding in overturned on Dub Campbell Parkway at SARA Park.
Lake Havasu City Fire Department officials initially responded to the scene after an emergency call call came in at 9:50 p.m. In addition to the fire officials, police also responded to the scene.
William Stewart, 19, and Justin Jones, 20, both of Lake Havasu City, were injured at the scene after they were ejected from the 1995 GMC pickup truck that Stewart was driving.
Stewart was behind the wheel heading northbound on Dub Campbell Parkway, traveling at a minimum of 70 mph in a 25 mph zone when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve, said Sgt. Joe Harrold, police spokesman.
“The vehicle left the road, the driver overcorrected, came back onto the road and again left the roadway and struck a cable fence,” Harrold said. The vehicle came in a sideways configuration, continued off the roadway and struck a dirt berm, flipping several times, he added.
The truck came to a rest upside down with both Stewart and Jones ejected. Neither were wearing a seatbelt, Harrold said.
Both were taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center for their injuries and Jones subsequently was flown to Humana Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.
An updated condition report on both individuals could not be obtained Saturday with Stewart not being listed as a patient at Havasu Regional Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital not answering a request on Jones’ condition.
“Alcohol was not a factor in the accident,” Harrold said. “But speed was a major contributing factor.”
The accident is still under investigation.
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