Five-vehicle wreck in Phoenix caused by drowsy driver; 3 injured

Legal news for Arizona automobile accident attorneys. A multiple vehicle chain-reaction crash injured three people.

Arizona automobile accident lawyers alert- A drowsy driver caused a crash that injured three people in North Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ—A chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles was sparked by a driver who fell asleep behind the wheel on Wednesday morning, March 3, 2010. The multiple vehicle collision occurred around 8:00 a.m., at 36th Street and Union Hills Drive in North Phoenix, as reported by

Police officials reported that the driver of pickup truck that was pulling a trailer apparently fell asleep while driving, which caused him to clip another truck. The truck then spun out-of-control and collided head-on into two other motorists. Rescue teams rushed to the scene of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) and extracted one person from one of the wrecked vehicles. Three people, including a 32-year-old man who sustained serious injuries, were reportedly rushed by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. The seriously injured man was taken to John C. Lincoln Hospital. The condition of the other injured motorists was not reported. Union Hills Drive was shut down for at least an hour while crews cleaned up metal and debris that was scattered all over the roadway. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the collision. At this time no one has been cited for the wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona automobile accident lawyers.