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Pregnant woman injured in crash with tour bus

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

A pregnant woman is fighting for her and her unborn baby's life after the car she was in crashed into a tour bus on McDowell at the I-17 overpass.

Investigators say the woman may have run a red light.

The bus a Tufesa bus, coming in from Mexico had between 40 and 60 passengers on board, we spoke with one of them.

Lourdes Lozano was one of the passengers on this Tufesa bus when police say it was hit by a white car near I-17 and McDowell around 10:45 Sunday morning.

Investigators say the pregnant female driver of the car had life threatening injuries.

"She said it was terrible because she did see one pregnant lady with a big gash on her forehead," said Lozano.

Fire officials say the woman was close to full term.

"She was in very very grave condition trauma code traumatized by impact of vehicle we were doing CPR trying to keep her and the baby alive inside her... We know she's fighting for her life right now and hopefully for the baby's life," said Capt. Tony Mure.

Police say a pregnant woman was driving a white car when she allegedly ran a red light, hitting the bus.

Late Sunday afternoon doctors performed a c-section on the pregnant woman, her baby is reported to be in stable condition.

"When the light turned green for them to go they went when they were turning that's when they felt something on the back of the bus, it was the car I guess," said Lozano.

A male passenger in the car, along with two other children, ages 1 and 3 were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Lozano said one bus passenger was treated on scene.

"The one lady kind of fainted kinds of scared not from the impact," he said.

The crash happened about a block from the Tufesa bus station. Bus passengers were eventually transferred to a different bus, then taken to the bus station where they met their awaiting families.

Lozano's family met her at the crash site.

"I'm just glad she's ok," said Jessica Lozano.

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