Elderly woman in serious condition after car crash

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An elderly woman is in serious condition after two vehicles collided Thursday morning.

At around 11:45 A.M. Thursday morning, Drexel Heights Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle collision on Ajo Highway with the Department of Public Safety. One vehicle pulled out onto Ajo Highway near Sheridan Ave. and another car hit the vehicle.

The woman who was driving the vehicle that pulled out onto Ajo was in her 80s and was said to have sustained serious life threatening injuries. Drexel Heights Paramedics transported the woman to University Medical Center. The driver of the other vehicle refused any medical treatment at the scene.

Investigators say they don't know if weather contributed to the collision. Ajo Highway was closed both east and westbound directions for approximately 30 minutes.