ARIZONA NEWS

Rescue team saves 4 people trapped in river after rollover crash in Buckeye

Sep 9, 2023, 8:00 PM

rollover crash in Buckeye...

(Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Photo)

(Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Photo)

PHOENIX — A man is in the hospital after a family drive in Buckeye near the Gila River turned into a rollover crash on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

He and three family members were riding a side-by-side vehicle, also known as an off-road car, prior to the crash, according to Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (AFMA).

That crash occurred in the area of Elliot and Rainbow Valley roads in Buckeye Valley, officials said.

Officials received a distress call at around 1:30 p.m., AFMA said.

“Witnesses state that the side-by-side rolled over, trapping at least one person,” AFMA spokesperson Ashley Losch said.

Crews heard reports the family were at the base of the river bottom, Losch said.

Officials rescued four after the rollover crash in Buckeye

“It took a bit for crews to determine exactly where they were,” Losch said. “But once they did, they moved very quickly.”

Firefighters rescued the four adults and transported them to safety by around 3 p.m., Losch said.

One of the men had to go to a hospital in an ambulance, she said. However, he was in stable condition when he was being transported, she said.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

This is a developing story.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Dan + Shay performing on stage....

KTAR.com

Country singers Dan + Shay adds Phoenix stop in September on upcoming tour

Dan + Shay will perform at Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre on Sept. 5 for their "2024 The Heartbreak On The Map Tour."

58 minutes ago

Split-panel image with Arizona Public Service President Ted Geisler being interviewed in the KTAR N...

Kevin Stone

APS, Arizona’s largest electric utility, wants to raise residential rates by about 11%

APS, Arizona’s largest electric utility company, is seeking a rate hike that would increase residential bills by an average of 11%.

2 hours ago

People can be seen riding the escalators and standing in lines inside Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Har...

KTAR.com

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport gets $36 million federal grant for infrastructure upgrades

The infrastructure at Arizona’s largest airport is getting an upgrade thanks to a $36 million federal grant.

3 hours ago

photo of Raad Almansoori...

KTAR.com

Suspect in Arizona stabbings linked to murder of woman in New York

A man suspected in two recent Valley stabbings has been linked to the murder of a woman in a New York City hotel room in early February.

4 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: How does APS justify raising rates amid inflation?

Ted Geisler, president of Arizona Public Service (APS), joined Jim Sharpe on Arizona’s Morning News to discuss how the company decided on an 11% increase on customers amid current inflation.

4 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: How APS plans to keep service going, workers prepare for future winter storms

Ted Geisler, president of Arizona Public Service (APS), joined Jim Sharpe on Arizona’s Morning News to discuss how the company decided on an 11% increase on customers amid current inflation, as well as discussed how workers have used this past winter storm to prepare for future weather impacts. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News […]

5 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

...

Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Rescue team saves 4 people trapped in river after rollover crash in Buckeye