PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Two kids and their father were taken to the hospital following a serious crash in Phoenix early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened near the intersection of 35th Avenue and Broadway Road during the morning rush hour commute.

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The Lyon's Roofing Newschopper was over the crash which appeared to involve a utility truck and passenger car.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the passenger car was attempting to make a left turn onto 35th Avenue from Broadway Road when the westbound utility truck collided with it at the intersection.

Capt. Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department said the man had to be mechanically extricated from the vehicle. 

Police said the 48-year-old father and his two children, a 7-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl were transported to a local hospital. 

Police said the father and son are in critical condition. The girl suffered minor injuries.

Police said the 50-year-old man who drove the utility truck was not injured.

The intersection was temporarily closed while police investigated the crash.

Police said impairment is not a factor in the collision.

No other information was made available.


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