AHWATUKEE, AZ - Two Phoenix employees were injured in a vehicle accident Monday afternoon while resurfacing the roadway.
Sgt. Trent Crump with Phoenix police said both city employees, a 38-year-old male and a 36-year-old male, were working on repairing the road surface along Pecos Road between Desert Foothills Parkway and 24th Street around 12:30 p.m. when the driver of a 2012 Kia Soul crashed into the back of the workers' vehicle.
The 38-year-old was working near the back of the truck and was hit by the oncoming vehicle. He was seriously injured and transported to a local hospital.
The second employee was in the driver's seat and sustained a minor injury and was also transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the Kia Soul, a 26-year-old female, said she became distracted when something in her vehicle fell on the back floorboard, according to Crump. She reached back to grab it and veered off the roadway, colliding with the city truck.
A 1- and 3-year-old were in the backseat, and properly restrained, at the time of the crash. They suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Kia was providing childcare to the two children.
Crump said the 26-year-old will be cited for failing to control the speed of her vehicle to avoid a collision.
No other details were released.