MESA, Ariz. -- US 60 eastbound was restricted for a serious crash at Gilbert Rd. on Thursday afternoon.
Fire and paramedic crews from Mesa, Gilbert and Tempe responded to the multiple vehicle crash, according to Capt. Forrest Smith with Mesa Fire & Medical.
Four vehicles were involved in a chain reaction collision. Two cars were appearently involved in a fender bender; a third car stopped to give assistance. That third car was then struck in the rear by a van.
Six patients were treated. Three of them have critical injuries.
The critically injured patients are between the ages of 17 and 19 and were all in the vehicle that was sitting in the emergency lane and originally struck.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating.