DPS: Suspect escapes custody, hit by passing vehicle on US 60

- A collision involving a pedestrian shut down the westbound lanes of the U.S. 60 in Tempe near Mill Avenue late Tuesday afternoon.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the accident snarled rush-hour traffic.

According to DPS, when troopers arrived at the scene, they found one of the people involved in the crash had an order of protection, and the protected party was with the suspect, inside the car.

While moving the 21-year-old suspect from one patrol car to another, DPS officials said the suspect broke free and ran into traffic, where he was hit by at least one car. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, with non-life threatening injuries. 

DPS officials also said the driver whose car hit the suspect was injured during the collision.

No names have been released in this case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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