15 prisoners injured after Phoenix-area police van crashes

15 prisoners injured after Phoenix-area police van crashes

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say 15 prisoners have been injured after a suburban Phoenix police transport van rolled over on a freeway.

Mesa Fire Department officials say six inmates suffered serious injuries, while the rest are being treated for minor to moderate injuries after the crash about noon Wednesday.

Paramedic crews from two cities are at the scene treating the victims. Television footage shows some of the prisoners being transported from the van on stretchers.

Fire officials say the driver of the van also was injured in the rollover on U.S. 60 near the Loop 101.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear, but it shut down the westbound lanes of the freeway.

 

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