DPS: Phoenix wreck began when driver left disabled car






06/19/2014 - The crash on Interstate 10 Tuesday night that injured five people came about after the driver of a disabled vehicle got out of the car to divert oncoming traffic, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.


 The crash on Interstate 10 Tuesday night that injured five people came about after the driver of a disabled vehicle got out of the car to divert oncoming traffic, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.

The wreck occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and blocked all westbound lanes of I-10 near 32nd Street. The series of events that led to the wreck began when a car became disabled after tread began separating from the tire, said Officer Carrick Cook, a DPS spokesman.

 The driver got out of the car to divert traffic and was hit by another vehicle, Cook said. A car also struck the disabled car, injuring an adult female and two children inside the vehicle, Cook said.