UPDATE: Arrest made in serious Scottsdale ride-share crash

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2-car crash at Hayden and Thomas roads
Posted at 1:38 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 18:04:02-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A city bus driver has been charged with aggravated assault and endangerment following a crash that occurred at Hayden and Thomas roads in Scottsdale over the weekend.

Scottsdale police say a car driven by 66-year-old Pervis Pendleton ran a red light while traveling east on Thomas Road when it collided with another car, believed to be a ride-share vehicle.

A female passenger in the ride-share vehicle sustained “major life-threatening head trauma” according to court records.

A male passenger also in the vehicle had major head lacerations "nearly scalping him," court documents reveal.

Pendleton allegedly admitted to drinking two beers at a friend’s home before entering his car. Police say he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.127.

Court paperwork shows Pendleton has been a city bus driver for the past 18 years.

He is now facing charges of aggravated assault and endangerment.