Alyssa Haley is a senior guard on the Maricopa High School girls' basketball team. Photo by William Lange

A two-car collision at the intersection of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Santa Rosa Parkway left two players from the Maricopa High School girls’ basketball team injured.

According to the police report, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 when a vehicle reportedly being driven by Alyssa Haley, a senior guard, pulled out of the Santa Rosa Parkway and collided with another vehicle traveling west on the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. The second vehicle did not have adequate time to stop and struck Haley’s vehicle on the driver’s side door.

The collision resulted in Haley and her passenger, believed to be a freshman player at MHS, suffering injuries to their legs and backs. The two girls were transported to Chandler Regional Hospital for injuries.

Both vehicles suffered significant damage in the collision and had to be towed away.

“Senior Alyssa Haley and a freshman … were both injured in the accident,” MHS girls’ basketball head coach Melvin Mitchell said. “[The freshman] has a broken tailbone and a fractured knee. Alyssa Haley didn’t have any breaks but does not have any feeling in her legs.”

At this time the extent of Haley’s injuries are unclear.

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