2 women, 3 kids hospitalized after serious crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix

The crash happened around 9 p.m. on State Route 51 near McDowell Road.
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 9:34 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Five people are in the hospital, including three kids, after a serious crash involving several cars on State Route 51 in Phoenix on Friday night. The crash happened around 9 p.m. near McDowell Road. Firefighters arrived at the scene to find one car on its side and smoking. Crews quickly put out the smoke and rescued one person stuck inside their car.

Two women, both 28 years old, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. A 14-year-old boy and two other children were in stable condition. Firefighters didn’t say how old the other two kids were.

All southbound lanes were closed on SR 51 for several hours as crews work to clear the scene near the I-10 interchange. It’s still unknown what led up to the crash. All lanes re-opened around 3 a.m. early Saturday morning.