2 Hurt and 1 Arrested in Phoenix Car Collision
PHOENIX, AZ (September 24, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries while authorities arrested another after a car collision on 24th Street on September 22.
The collision happened near 24th Street and Oak Street. Sgt. Maggie Cox revealed that 31-year-old Cory Vargo traveled north on 24th Street near Oak Street when he ran a red light.
Vargo then collided into a car driven by a 30-year-old man with a 27-year-old pregnant passenger. However, Vargo’s car spun out after that crash and also hit another vehicle driven by a 55-year-old man. Fortunately, the man didn’t suffer any injuries.
Sgt. Cox added that both the 30-year-old man and the pregnant passenger got thrown from their vehicle. The man sustained only minor injuries. After that, responders transported the 9-months pregnant passenger to a local hospital. She managed to safely deliver her child. However, she sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Cox added that Vargo showed signs of impairment and possessed marijuana.
Authorities booked Cory Vargo into 4th Avenue jail for drug possession. He may face additional charges based from pending toxicology results.
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