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FD: 2 patients critical in Phoenix crash, 3 others also transported

Posted at 4:30 PM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 00:13:44-05

Two people are in critical condition, and three others were also taken to the hospital after a crash near 27th and Highland avenues in Phoenix.  

Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Capt. Larry Subervi said emergency units responded to the scene of the wreck around 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

According to Subervi, an 18-year-old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition, along with a 56-year-old woman. Both victims were driving the two vehicles involved. The other three patients, a 36-year-old woman, 55-year-old man and 27-year-old man, were also transported in stable condition.

Air15 video over the crash showed two vehicles with major damage in the roadway as fire crews loaded a patient onto a gurney.

Jose Rivas takes 27th Avenue daily and says there are too many crashes in this area. 

"It's just one of those streets where you hear the sirens and a see a lot of flashing lights every night almost become immune to it which is kind of unfortunate because there are actual people involved in these accidents."

Rivas believes one main culprit is behind these crashes. "We do get a lot of speeding and I think speeding is the biggest reason why we're having all these accidents." 

Details about what led to the crash are developing.

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