On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:34 a.m., Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies received reports of an accident with injuries involving a motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Eleven Mile Corner Road and Hanna Road in Eloy, AZ.
Kerin Gordon, 50 years old of Casa Grande and operator of a white Toyota Prius, admitted to not making a complete stop at the stop sign as she was turning left to head South onto Eleven Mile Corner Rd. and caused the collision with the motorcycle, operated by a 52 year old male from Eloy.
The first Deputy arriving on the scene noted the Prius with damage to its front-end and a red and gray motorcycle lying on its side, in front of the vehicle.
The driver of the motorcycle was able to verbally respond to Deputies and medical personnel from Eloy Fire Department, but sustained injuries to his legs and possibly back and was flown to Chandler Regional Hospital. Gordon admitted that earlier in the week, on both Monday and Tuesday, she needed to have her vehicle “jumped” to be able to operate it.
Gordon further admitted to deputies that she intentionally did not completely stop in this instance and that she has not been stopping completely as she has been having battery issues with her vehicle and did not want her car to die.
She stated that, prior to failing to yield and making a left-hand turn at the intersection, she did not see any traffic.
Gordon was cited with Failure to Yield at an Intersection.
Sheriff Babeu stated, “Understanding accidents occur every hour in Arizona, this case – like every DUI –represents a completely avoidable and preventable accident. By driving a vehicle that is not running properly, this driver’s fear of not being able to start her vehicle became more important than caring for the safety of other motorists and obeying traffic laws.