Serious hit-and-run closes the Agua Fria - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Serious hit-and-run closes the Agua Fria

Posted: Updated:

Officers with DPS, Phoenix Police, and Glendale Police have captured a man who caused a serious accident on southbound 101 that closed the freeway at Olive for most of the evening Saturday.

According to DPS, around 4:30pm a man driving a green Dodge Stratus entered the 101 on Olive and swerved across all lanes of traffic, cutting off a motorcycle. The Stratus then sped away and got into another accident at 99th Ave and Glendale. The driver, dressed all in black, ran away into a cornfield southeast of the intersection.

The suspect was hiding in the cornfield for several hours before being taken into custody. DPS says they are not yet ruling out DUI.

The motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he was later upgraded to serious condition. The freeway opened around 9pm.

Incidentally, the TV show COPS is embedded with Glendale Police and they were on scene during the search and capture. Those episodes are expected to begin airing on July 12th.



Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices