Several adults, children hurt after wrong-way crash in Phoenix

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Several adults and children were transported to local hospitals after a wrong-way crash in Phoenix early Friday morning.

The crash occurred on the westbound Interstate 10 near 19th Avenue and involved a U-Haul, which was towing a gold passenger car, and a black sedan, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

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The black sedan was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-10 around 3:30 a.m. when it collided with the U-Haul.

The U-Haul ended up on top of the wrong-way vehicle, requiring fire and medical personnel to extricate several individuals.

The accident involved three adults and four children, DPS said.

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Raul Garcia with DPS said the black sedan was being driven by a female and had two car-seat aged children in the backseat. The U-Haul was driven by a male with a female passenger and two children between them. All of their ages are currently unknown.

[RAW VIDEO: DPS speaks about wrong-way crash involving children on WB I-10]

The female wrong-way driver is in critical but stable condition. The other injuries sustained in the collision do not appear life-threatening at this time.

The crash blocked the HOV lane on westbound I-10 for several hours as DPS investigated the crash.

[RAW VIDEO: Several adults, children transported after wrong-way collision]

Garcia said impairment hasn't been ruled out but did note that most wrong-way crashes involve impairment.

Stay tuned to 3TV, CBS 5 and for the latest update on this crash.

[SLIDESHOW: 3 adults, 4 children hurt after wrong-way crash on WB I-10]