08/07/14 - A rollover incident on Interstate 10 near Arizona 143 in Phoenix sent two men to the hospital Thursday morning after a Jeep collided with the front of a large commercial truck that was being towed from the location, according to officials.
A 62-year-old-man who was driving the Jeep was immediately transported to a trauma center, but was in stable condition with moderate injuries, according to officials. A 40-year-old who was operating the tow truck also was sent to a hospital with minor injuries, Sgt. Benjamin Santilla, a Phoenix fire spokesman, said.
The commercial truck was being secured for towing by the tow-truck driver when the incident occurred, said Raul Garcia, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.
The Jeep jumped the curb at a high speed and collided with the front left side of the commercial truck and flipped onto its roof, Garcia said.
The tow-truck worker was knocked off the commercial truck and onto the ground after the impact, Garcia said.
Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted at about 10 a.m. that the crash was blocking the right lane and traffic in the area was moving slowly in all other lanes. By about 10:45 a.m. the crash had been cleared and traffic was moving smoothly, according to ADOT.
Garcia said the Jeep driver will be cited for failure to control vehicle to avoid collision.