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Surprise accident shuts section of eastbound Bell Road
Police and fire personnel work at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Bell Road in Surprise Monday, April 29. (Video image courtesy CBS 5 News)

SURPRISE, Ariz. – A spokesman for the Surprise police department said driver impairment was not a factor in a crash that forced authorities to close a section of eastbound Bell Road Monday morning, April 29.

The crash involving a pair of cars at the intersection of eastbound Bell Road and Dysart Road around 7:30 a.m. injured three people. None of the injuries was life-threatening, said Autry Cheatham, a spokesman for the Surprise Fire Department.

The driver and a passenger from one vehicle were taken to two different hospitals, while the driver of the second vehicle refused treatment at the scene, Mr. Cheatham said.

A 26-year-old female passenger was transported to John C. Lincoln North Hospital with multi-system trauma, while the driver of that vehicle, a 21-year-old male was transported to Del E. Webb Memorial Medical Center in Sun City West, Mr. Cheatham said.

The crash forced authorities to close eastbound Bell Road to traffic between Grand Avenue and Dysart Road for about three hours, rerouting vehicles around that area, Mr. Cheathham said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Surprise Police Department, according to Sgt. Bert Anzini.

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