Authorities investigate 7-car crash in Glendale near Cactus Road and 59th Avenue

Authorities are investigating a multi-car crash in Glendale Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened near Cactus Road and 59th Avenue around 2:30 p.m. when a driver of a truck rear-ended a sedan.

In all, seven cars and eight people were involved, says Sgt. Randy Stewart with the Glendale Police Department.

Four people were taken to the hospital for injuries and one of them has life-threatening injuries.

"Officers are investigating whether speed, impairment or distracted driving played a part in causing this incident," Stewart said.

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