Tempe police: Suspect flees after multi-vehicle accident

TEMPE, AZ - Tempe police are investigating a hit and run accident in which one person suffered very serious injuries.

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. near Baseline Road and Hardy Avenue.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows a rental truck was eastbound on Baseline Road when it collided with the rear of another pickup truck. The impact caused the second vehicle to sideswipe a third vehicle also traveling eastbound on Baseline Road.

Police say a passenger in the second vehicle was taken to a local hospital with very serious injuries.

The driver of the first vehicle fled the scene on foot and police are currently searching for him.

The suspect is described as a Black male with short black hair, in his mid-20s to early 30s, 185-190 pounds, last seen wearing a long-sleeved beige shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311.

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