By Chris Caraveo, Independent Newsmedia
A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a rollover crash in Peoria Thursday night, according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
On March 16 at about 8 p.m., a male driver was traveling eastbound on Happy Valley Road when he approached the area of the Agua Fria River and drove his Nissan Titan truck across the lanes of the roadway, including a center median, into oncoming westbound traffic, Sgt. Calbert Gillett stated in an email.
The man then crashed into a guard rail and flipped over it, landing several yards away in a dry river bottom. He was ejected from his vehicle, sustaining life-threatening injuries, Sgt. Calbert stated. Helicopter medics flew him to the emergency room at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear.
The man’s vehicle was the only one involved in the incident.
Deputies are considering drugs, alcohol and speed as factors in this accident. The road reopened at about 1:30 a.m. March 17.
On Friday, Sgt. Gillett stated the driver was in critical but stable condition.
The investigation is ongoing.