RIO VERDE, AZ — MSCO deputies say a man has serious injuries after crashing a dump truck at Bartlett Lake.
Lake Patrol Deputies say three vehicles were hit by a dump truck that lost its braking system.
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Rural Metro firefighters say the driver lost his brakes while heading downhill with a load of asphalt. As the truck traveled through the parking lot, the dump truck hit two pickup trucks and went down a cliff. The truck came to a halt about 30 feet from the water, and the driver was pinned in the truck.
A member of the road crew working in the area extinguished a fire that sparked in the engine and brush during the collision. A marina staff member used a boat-mounted water pump to help extinguish the fire.
Fire personnel rendered first aid after extricating the man from the vehicle; he was then flown to a local trauma center for treatment.
The extent of the injuries are currently unknown but are considered serious.