Crash sends boy to hospital

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Firefighters used the "jaws of life" to free a trapped boy from a car Tuesday night in West Phoenix. 

Police said the 10-year-old is at Phoenix Children's Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers believe the driver of a green SUV ran a stop sign, heading north on 45th Avenue. The SUV collided with A Toyota Corolla traveling west on Indian School Road and the SUV rolled.

Police said a father and his two sons, both about the same age, were in the Toyota Corolla.  The boy in the front seat was severely injured.

His brother in the back seat, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered only minor injuries.

"We have businesses all along here, and a lot of people ran out to help immediately," said Sgt. Paul Taylor, "And firefighters were on scene very quickly."

The drivers of the SUV and the car also suffered minor injuries.

Vehicular crimes detectives from the Phoenix Police Department said Indian School Road will remain closed near 43rd Avenue for much of the night, as they investigate.