4 children hospitalized after 14-year-old driver causes crash in Phoenix
PHOENIX — Four children were hospitalized following a crash caused by a 14-year-old driver in Phoenix, authorities said Thursday.
A 12-year-old boy was in critical condition and a 9-year-old was in serious condition after the wreck, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
A Hyundai Santa Fe being driven by the 14-year-old went through stop sign and collided with a GMC Yukon near Central Avenue and Watkins Street, just south of Interstate 17.
Police said the 12-year-old and 9-year-old were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash.
Two other children were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A total of six children between the ages of 9 and 15 were in the Santa Fe and the four children in the backseat were not wearing seatbelts, according to police.
The driver of the Yukon was not hurt.
Police said impairment didn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.