Driver seriously hurt after truck crashes into front yard of Tempe home

Police say the driver was speeding through a neighborhood and hit another car before losing control, and suspect he may have been impaired.
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 5:30 AM MST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 6:29 AM MST
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TEMPE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) A man is seriously hurt after crashing his pickup truck in a Tempe neighborhood, damaging a house.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Mill Avenue and Baseline Road. Tempe police say the driver of a small pickup truck was speeding when he first collided with the back of another car. The driver of the car wasn’t hurt. He then reportedly sped away before he lost control, hit a light pole and rolled over into the front yard of a nearby home on Duke Drive.

Emergency crews pulled the man from the wreckage and he was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. Police say they found open containers in the truck and suspect he was impaired.

The home was also damaged, but no other injuries were reported. The crash remains under investigation.