One person was hospitalized in extremely critical condition and four others hurt after an armored truck rolled onto a pickup truck in Laveen Village on Tuesday morning.
A dog and three people, including two in the armored car, had to be extricated from the wreckage, Phoenix Fire Capt. Ruben Saavedra said.
Firefighters had the difficult task of cutting into the armored car. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. in the area of 51st Avenue and Sunrise Drive, just north of Elliott Road.
The GARDA armored truck was going south on 51st Avenue when the driver lost control of the truck, a Phoenix police spokesman said.
The truck crossed the center and began slipping onto its side when the pickup truck approaching from the other direction slammed into it.
The armored truck ended up on top of the front end of the pickup, trapping a father, two teenage children and a chocolate Labrador retriever inside.
The father was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition and both children, ages 14 and 17, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.,
The Humane Society was also called to care for the dog that had to be cut from the pickup truck.
The truck remained heavily guarded because there was a substantial amount of money inside. Police said they were waiting for another vehicle into which they could transfer the money.
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