3 Hospitalized after Wrong-Way Crash on 17 Freeway [Phoenix, AZ]

3 Hospitalized after Wrong-Way Crash on 17 Freeway [Phoenix, AZ]

3 Hospitalized after Wrong-Way Crash on 17 Freeway [Phoenix, AZ]

Wrong-Way Driver Seriously Injured in Crash on 17 Freeway near Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (May 27, 2020) – Three people sustained injuries in a wrong-way crash on 17 Freeway, Wednesday evening.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened at about 7:40 PM. For unknown reasons, a 45-year-old man was driving his Suzuki hatchback northbound in the southbound lanes. After that, it collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck near Thomas Road.
Emergency crews transported the wrong-way driver to a hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, two passengers of the Ford needed hospitalization for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers had to shut down affected areas until 10:00 PM to make way for clearing operations.
DPS continues to investigate the cause of the crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of a car, truck, or bus. Stay in your lane, and follow the rules of the road. Always keep an eye out for possible road hazards and practice defensive driving anytime, anywhere.

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