Child, 3 adults hurt in crash near Central Avenue and Dobbins Road

Central and DObbins crash
Posted at 12:03 PM, Apr 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-28 20:31:55-04

PHOENIX — Police say speed and alcohol may be factors in a crash that left a child and three adults injured late Thursday morning.

Officials say a vehicle was traveling westbound on Dobbins Road at a high rate of speed when it swerved to avoid a vehicle near the intersection at Central Avenue.

Central and Dobbins crash

The car reportedly sped through a red light and went over a curb into a gas station parking lot, causing damage to the vehicle and the vehicle's tire to fly off.

Police say the tire struck a pedestrian, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The Chevy coming to rest just inches from smashing into the gas pumps.

Alex Flores lives in the area, heard the commotion, and came out to witness the aftermath. She says there have been crashes at the gas station before, but nothing like this.

"I don't understand how they crashed like that," Flores said. "How fast could they have been going to turn in and hit like that?" she pondered.

Police say there were a total of three people in the silver Chevy, an adult female driver, and adult female passenger in their 20's and 30's, along with a six-year-old boy in the back seat. Police say the driver may have been intoxicated.

All three were taken to the hospital, as well as the man hit by the tire. Police say all four had non-life-threatening injuries.

"I hope they are ok," Flores said. "I hope they're alive. I hope they're doing good," she added.

"I'm glad they didn't hit the gas pumps you know. They could've not only hurt themselves, but hurt other people that were there," she said.

Police say alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.

The driver was also involved in a minor hit-and-run crash moments before this collision, police say.