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PD: Speeding driver runs red light, hits another car near 43rd Ave/Buckeye

Posted at 7:18 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 15:34:50-05

PHOENIX — Two drivers have life-threatening injuries after a crash near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road early Monday morning.

Phoenix police say around 3 a.m., a speeding sedan failed to stop at a red light along Buckeye Road. The car then collided with a southbound vehicle that was traveling through the 43rd Avenue intersection.

The impact of the crash sent one of the vehicles into a power pole, and the other came to a rest on its side away from the intersection.

Police say both drivers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It's unknown whether impairment was a factor in the crash.