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Woman in critical condition after road rage incident in north Phoenix

Police said the crash happened Tuesday evening near 51st Avenue and Union Hills Drive.

PHOENIX — A woman is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle crash in north Phoenix on Tuesday. Police believe road rage was behind the incident.

The Phoenix Police Department said the crash happened Tuesday evening near 51st Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Officers found that four vehicles were involved, and one of the drivers was seriously injured.

The driver was taken to the hospital where she remains in critical condition, while three other adults involved in the crash were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Early reports indicate that two vehicles, an SUV driven by a man and a truck driven by a teenage boy, were "engaged in a road rage type incident" while driving south on 51st Avenue.

The driver of the SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle and went into oncoming traffic where he struck the woman's car and pushed it into a third unrelated vehicle.

Both drivers involved in the road rage incident stayed on the scene, and police said they showed no signs of impairment.

This is a developing story; additional details will be added as they become available.

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