5 injured in rollover crash near Saguaro Lake


by Natalie Brand

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Posted on November 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 10:09 PM

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PHOENIX -- Five people, including four children, were injured in a rollover crash on Stewart Mountain Dam Road near Saguaro Lake on Tuesday evening.

A mother and her four children were in a Chevrolet Suburban that ended up on its roof after the crash. The mother was driving southbound on Bush Highway when the single-vehicle crash occurred.

"It's a windy road, undulating up and down; it appears the vehicle lost control, rolled multiple times and ended up on its roof," said Colin Williams of Rural Metro.

A 9-year-old boy was the most seriously injured, after he was thrown from the vehicle and briefly pinned underneath. He was flown by helicopter to Maricopa County Medical Center with critical injuries.

His siblings, ranging in age from 4 to 10, and his mother suffered minor injuries, according to firefighters. They were taken to area hospitals as a precaution.

Deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are investigating the crash. No word yet on the cause.