PHOENIX - A man is fighting for his life after his car crashed into a semi truck at the intersection of Central and Glendale avenues in Phoenix about 1:15 a.m. Thursday.

The intersection was closed for the investigation and should be avoided through the morning commute, officials said.


Police said it appears the man ran a red light and collided with the semi at about 50 mph, which forced his car under the trailer and caused life-threatening head injuries.

Fatigue may have played a role in the crash, according to police. A spokesperson for Phoenix police said speed and intoxication weren't factors, and no erratic driving was reported prior to the collision.

Fire crews took the man to a local hospital in critical condition.