First responders transported an 18-year-old passenger and 16-year-old motorist to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a collision on the State Route 347 and Edison Road intersection.
The accident involved a midsized SUV and a passenger vehicle around 2:19 p.m., said Maricopa Fire/Medical Department spokesman Brad Pitassi.
Emergency crews evaluated the 18-year-old female passenger of the SUV for a non-life-threatening head injury, Pitassi said.
The woman was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt during the accident, causing her head to hit the vehicle’s windshield, Pitassi said. The woman was later transported to the hospital.
Three others inside the SUV were wearing seatbelts.
The other car, Pitassi said, was a passenger-vehicle driven by a 16-year-old female motorist.
“She was wearing her seat belt, and her parents have asked her to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation,” Pitassi said.
Police temporarily restricted traffic in the area. Pitassi said crews are working to reopen the intersection.
Maricopa Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident. Updates to this developing story will be posted to InMaricopa.com.