A Phoenix Fire Department captain is in critical but stable condition due to injuries she sustained in an 11-vehicle crash along Interstate 17 Monday evening.
Ten people and fire crew were injured in the crash which involved a fire engine, according to authorities.
The fire captain, 49 and another woman, 23, were taken to a Valley hospital in critical condition. The other nine people injured suffered minor injuries.
The fire truck was responding to a house fire and was heading east on Dunlap Avenue. At about 6:04 p.m. a vehicle traveling northbound struck the fire truck, hitting the apparatus near the fire captain’s door.
The force of the crash sent the fire truck up over the median and in the westbound lanes of Dunlap Avenue.