MESA, AZ - A five-car pile up in north Mesa late Wednesday night left several drivers injured, according to the Mesa Police Department.
Police said that a 78-year-old man heading eastbound on McKellips Road near Lindsay Road drifted into westbound traffic at about 11 p.m.
His van crashed into another vehicle, pushing the driver into two more vehicles. One of the vehicles was forced off the road before crashing into a block wall. The 78-year-old collided with a fifth vehicle before his car came to a stop.
The 78-year-old and a passenger inside his vehicle were taken to Banner Baywood hospital with minor injuries. Two of the other drivers also suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
Mesa police said that the driver responsible may have fallen asleep at the wheel and also noted that impairment was not a factor.
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