PD: Waymo vehicle hit in crash involving 4 other vehicles in Mesa

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A child was injured in a crash involving five vehicles and nine people Saturday night in Mesa, fire officials said.

The crash was reported at around 10 p.m. near Country Club Drive and Southern Avenue, according to the Mesa Fire and Medical Department.

Fire officials said four people were not injured, another four people refused treatment and one child suffered minor injuries.

On Sunday, Mesa police confirmed one of the vehicles involved was a Waymo self-driving vehicle. 

Witnesses told officers a vehicle was driving southbound on Country Club Drive and had a red light at Southern Avenue. Police added that vehicle failed to stop for the red light and entered the intersection.

That's when the vehicle collided into a Waymo self-driving vehicle, who police say was making a left turn. 

Then the first vehicle continued southbound when the car collided into three other vehicles before coming to a rest, police said. 

Mesa Fire arrived on scene and determined there were no serious injuries. 

Police believe the first driver was believed to be impaired by drugs and was arrested for driving while impaired, police said. 

The driver of the self-driving vehicle stated the vehicle was not in the self-driving mode when the collision occurred.

The case is under investigation. 

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