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Three people injured after reportedly stolen car crashes into car, bus in Phoenix

Posted at 7:37 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 09:40:46-05

Three individuals are in the hospital after a reportedly stolen vehicle crashed into a car and a city bus early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. when an officer spotted a reported stolen vehicle running red lights near 24th and Van Buren streets, according to Phoenix police.

The officer attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop and the officer "discontinued following the vehicle," officials said.

As the reportedly stolen vehicle continues, the driver failed to stop for a red light at 16th Street, causing the vehicle to crash into a car and a city bus.

Both occupants of the reportedly stolen vehicle were taken to the hospital with serious injuries that are believed to be non life-threatening. An occupant in the other car was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, and no injuries were reported from those inside the bus, according to officials.

Police have not yet been identified the occupants of the reportedly stolen vehicle.

The area is expected to be restricted for several hours while authorities investigate the scene.