A 9-year-old boy with critical injuries was flown by helicopter Monday to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after the car he was in collided with a tour bus on U.S. Highway 93 at Pearce Ferry Road, 48 miles south of Boulder City, a first responder said.
In all, five people were transported to hospitals in Las Vegas and Kingman, Ariz., including the driver of the Sky Dragon tour bus, who had moderate injuries, said Lt. Jeff Stephens of the Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District in Dolan Springs, Ariz.
He said northbound U.S. Highway 93 was shut down for about an hour after the 3 p.m. crash to land helicopters that took patients to Sunrise Hospital and Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Stephens said a 2010 Toyota Highlander was heading north on Highway 93 with the boy and a 35-year-old woman when their vehicle was struck by a southbound 2008 Nissan Altima that was turning east on Pearce Ferry Road. The collision in turn sent the Toyota Highlander into the front of the bus as it was attempting to head north on U.S. Highway 93 from Pearce Ferry Road.
Stephens said the bus with 57 tourists on board was returning to Las Vegas after a visit to the Hualapai tribe’s Skywalk, an observation point for Grand Canyon West.
The 57 tourists declined to be taken to hospitals, but the driver and two occupants of the Nissan Altima were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center.
Mohave County sheriff’s deputies and Arizona Highway Patrol officers also responded to the scene.
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