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Woman rolls vehicle near Mesa Verde Motor Sports

A woman rolled her car on South Broadway on Tuesday. She was uninjured.
No one was injured in the one vehicle accident

On Tuesday around 2:57 p.m., a car lost control on South Broadway, flipping and trapping the driver in the vehicle. The driver was uninjured.

After police received a call about a single-vehicle accident and arrived at 2120 S. Broadway near Mesa Verde Motor Sports, they found a 2005 Dodge Durango lying on the passenger side in a ditch on the east side of the road.

Responding officer Kadan Sharp said when he arrived on scene the female driver, later identified as Kimberly Alena Maxwell of Dolores, was stuck in the vehicle. Maxwell was wearing her seat belt.

Sharp spoke with witness Rita Petrose while the Cortez Fire Department worked to extract Maxwell from her vehicle.

Petrose told Sharp that Maxwell was driving southbound and went around a car that was turning, driving into the ditch on the right side of the road before crossing the road to the east side, rolling her car in the ditch.

Once extracted from the vehicle, Maxwell was checked by EMS and declined a trip to the hospital. Maxwell told Sharp that the car in front of her slammed on its brakes, causing her to lock her breaks and veer off to the right. While attempting to regain control of her car, Maxwell overcorrected the car, flipping the vehicle after hitting the ditch on the east side of the road.

Sharp was able to watch video surveillance from Jason Spruell at Mesa Verde Motor Sports.

“In the video I observed a small, red vehicle slow down and begin turning. Kimberly appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved off the west side of the road. After swerving off the right side of the road she came back onto the road skidding and went off the east side of the road. The vehicle did a quarter roll and stopped on the passenger side of the vehicle in the ditch on the east side of the road,” Sharp said.

The only damage done was to Maxwell’s car, as her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash.

Maxwell was giving a Cortez municipal summons for careless driving.