Police investigating after SUV crashes into house in Glendale
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Police and firefighters are investigating after an SUV crashed into a home Thursday morning in Glendale.
Rescue crews were called to a home on Northview Avenue, near 59th and Glendale avenues, around 8:15 a.m. Police say the SUV first hit a parked truck in the roadway before striking a an unoccupied house that was under construction.
It was a surprising situation for witnesses who saw the crash happen. Jim Bosmer, who lives in the house next door, says the SUV drove across his front yard before crashing into the other home. “It was a mess here,” Bosmer told Arizona’s Family reporter Gina Maravilla. “We called 911, and police and medics were here pretty quick.” He says the house has been vacant for years.
A contractor working in the area had been sitting on the tailgate of his truck for a meal break only moments before the SUV came down the street. “Heard a vehicle coming at a high rate of speed, turned around, he side-swiped my truck,” Anthony Espinoza said. “Hit the tree first, and then rammed into the house.”
Two people, a man and woman, were in the SUV and were able to get out of the vehicle before police arrived. The man was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where police say he wasn’t being cooperative with medical staff. The woman was not seriously hurt.
Officers are working to determine which person was driving. Glendale police say both speed and impairment are under investigation.
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