On April 1, 2016 at about 8:38 PM Prescott Valley Police responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of Lake Valley and Lakeshore Dr. Officers arrived and learned that two subjects had been struck by different vehicles. The first collision involved a 20-year-old Prescott Valley man who was riding a skateboard eastbound in the roadway and was struck by a tan 1999 Cadillac four door sedan driven by a 38-year-old Prescott Valley man who was also traveling eastbound on Lakeshore Drive. The 20-year-old male skateboarder landed in the number one eastbound lane of Lakeshore Drive near the Lake Valley intersection. The 38-year-old driver of the Cadillac exited his vehicle and went to render aid to the downed male subject.
A gray 2016 Chevrolet four door sedan driven by a 56-year-old female from Prescott Valley who was headed eastbound in the number one lane struck the two males in the roadway and trapped the 20-year-old skateboarder under the vehicle. Central Yavapai Fire, Lifeline Ambulance and police personnel were able to pull the trapped man free by using a jack in a coordinated effort, and began rendering aid to him. He was then transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) East Campus, and then flown to a Phoenix Hospital for further treatment and was reported in stable condition with serious non-life threating injuries.
The 38-year-old Prescott Valley driver of the Cadillac was transported to YRMC East for treatment of non-life threating injuries and was later released.
Investigators determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the collision. The 20-year-old skateboarder was wearing dark non-reflective clothing at the time of the collisions. The investigation is ongoing into the cause of the collisions, no citations have been issued at this time.
The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to remind motorists that by slowing down you increase your reaction time and can react to traffic conditions more appropriately. Plan ahead, leave early, and take your time.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.