2 Injured in 3-car wreck that closed Glendale intersection

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rescue crews had to extricate a man from his vehicle after an early morning three-car wreck in Glendale Tuesday.

It happened at about 5 a.m. at 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

According to Randy Rodriguez of the Glendale Fire Department, a total of five people were involved in the wreck.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a 21-year-old man who had to be extricated from his car. The man was taken to a local hospital. At last check, he was in stable condition.

A 59-year-old woman was transported to the hospital a short time later. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Three other people in their late teens or early 20s were involved in the accident, but they did not appear to be injured and were still on the scene as police conducted their investigation.

Rodriguez said the wreck illustrates the importance of wearing seat belts.

"Number one, make sure that your vehicle does have them," he said. "Make sure they're in good working conditions, and make sure you definitely wear them. They could save your life."

The intersection of 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road was closed for more than 90 minutes.

Police are still trying to determine to what caused the wreck.