5 people involved in car accident at 36th Street and Southern Avenue

PHOENIX - 5 people were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision in south Phoenix on Monday morning.

The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. at 36th Street and Southern Avenue.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said an approximately 18-year-old male was traveling westbound in a white Mitsubishi Galant on Southern Avenue when he hit a curb. He then overcorrected the vehicle into on-coming traffic and ultimately caused a head-on accident with a Pontiac G6.

Sgt. Crump said the driver hit a woman in a Pontiac G6 with three children in the car.

The female driver with the three children in the car was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The three children in the car were a 5-year-old female, a 3-year-old male, and a 1-year-old girl. All of them have survived the collision, one of the children remains in extremely critical condition.

Phoenix fire says there were carseats in the female's vehicle. When fire arrived on the scene the woman had all of the children out of the car.

Sgt. Crump said the driver of the Mitsubishi was ejected from his vehicle and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug impairment.

The driver of the vehicle will face charges once he is released from the hospital.

Stay with abc15.com for updates as they develop.


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