Man in handcuffs hit by car on U.S. 60 near Mill Ave

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A suspect in handcuffs was running from troopers when he was hit by a car on the westbound side of the U.S. 60 in Tempe Tuesday evening, causing a huge rush-hour traffic backup.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, it all started when troopers arrived on the scene of a non-injury crash on the emergency shoulder east of Kyrene Road.

They learned a 21-year-old man had a felony warrant out for his arrest as well as an order of protection. He was detained, handcuffed and put into a patrol car, DPS said.

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Another trooper arrived at the scene to take custody of the man. While the troopers were moving the suspect from one patrol car to the other, he broke free and ran into the right lane of traffic where he was hit by at least one driver, DPS said.

The man was taken to the hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, DPS said. The driver that hit the suspect suffered minor injuries.

Two westbound lanes reopened just before 8:30 p.m.

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