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Collision on I-17 leaves 4 injured, including pregnant mother of 3

(ADOT)

PHOENIX — A collision on the Interstate 17 northbound has left four people injured, including a pregnant mother of three.

The 30-year-old mother, who is 8 months pregnant, was trapped in the driver’s seat after three children were removed by bystanders. She was removed after a 15-minute technical extraction and an emergency birth took place. The condition of the newborn is unknown.

The mother is in critical condition with fractures to both her femurs and a fracture to one arm. The three children extracted are all in stable condition.

Three right lanes on the I-17 were blocked because of the crash and remained blocked for over two hours with a roughly one-mile backup.

 

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