Crash sends 2 vehicles into Glendale canal

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A man was taken to a hospital Saturday after a crash sent both his vehicle and a family's vehicle into a mostly dry canal.

Paul and Tricia McKenna and their two teenage sons were on their way to one of the boy's hockey games when their white Toyota Camry was struck by a vehicle on the Loop 101 off-ramp near Glendale Avenue.

"The BMW flew off the 101," Paul McKenna said. "He was probably five (to) seven feet in the air, came down the off-ramp, T-boned us, drove us through that fence, through that gravel, and the last thing I remember screaming was, 'Hold on,' because I knew we were flying into that ditch."

Paul McKenna said he and his family were shaken up but not injured.

"We're very blessed that everybody's OK," Tricia McKenna said.

The McKennas said it appears the other driver had a medical issue and lost control of his vehicle.

"We were in the wrong place at the wrong time," Paul McKenna said. "We hope he's OK. We'll say a prayer for him tonight."