A Queen Creek man, Jorge Medina, failed to stop for a red light and caused a five vehicle collision and sent at least three people, including himself to the hospital.
According to Gilbert Police, Medina, age 26, ran the light and struck an eastbound Tundra occupied by a family of 5 going to the American Leadership Academy, causing it to overturn. A 12 year-old and his mother in the Tundra were transported to the hospital for minor injuries.
Medina’s vehicle and the Tundra then struck three other vehicles including a GMC Yukon occupied by a family of 8 on their way to church. Four children were in car seats and were uninjured. T
A total of 15 people were evaluated by Gilbert Fire and Rescue at the scene. Everyone was wearing their seat belts which likely saved lives today.
According to Gilbert Police, impairment is believed to be a factor in this collision. Medina was the most seriously injured. He is facing DUI and 13 counts of endangerment.