Crashes in Phoenix Area Injure Two Children, Critically Injure One Woman

Crashes in Phoenix Area Injure Two Children, Critically Injure One WomanTwo Phoenix car crashes on Wednesday, March 28, resulted in one woman being sent to the hospital with critical injuries and two children suffering severe injuries in a two-car collision.

According to the Tucson Citizen, the two children were rushed to a Phoenix medical center after they were involved in a collision between a car and a truck.

The children, an 8-year-old and a 2-year-old, were riding in a small car with one other child and the driver when their vehicle collided with a larger truck near the intersection of 26th Avenue and Thomas Road. Phoenix Police Department Captain Jorge Enriquez told the news source the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m.

The severity of the children’s injuries is not currently available. Enriquez stated the driver of the truck was described as “hysterical” by officers on the scene, after he learned about the involvement of children in the accident.

Another accident in Phoenix left one woman critically injured in an area hospital, ABC affiliate News 15 reports.

Police told the news provider that the woman is in extremely critical condition following the accident. Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson stated the accident occurred when a utility truck driving northbound allegedly collided with a smaller passenger car that was turning left onto 7th Street from Northern Avenue at about 1 p.m.

Thompson stated the 27-year-old female passenger was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, but there has been no word on the extent of the injuries suffered by the 21-year-old male driver of the truck or the 22-year-old driver of the car.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 106,177 accidents across the state in 2010, resulting in the death of 762 fatalities and 50,110 injuries.