Qwest Truck Crashes into Phoenix Home; 4-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized

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Forget Qwest's "Heavy Duty Internet" commercials -- the Qwest truck that crashed into a Phoenix home Tuesday morning seems pretty heavy duty as well.

Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson tells New Times that a worker driving a Qwest utility truck crashed into a home at North 27th Avenue and West San Miguel Road around 10 a.m., hospitalizing a 4-year-old girl.

Thompson says the man driving the truck was with other workers in the vehicle at a parking lot of a shopping center on the west side of 27th Avenue.

The man then crashed through a wrought iron fence in the shopping center, across 27th Avenue, through a brick wall, and into the front of the residence.

Three others in the house, a 23-year-old woman and her two youngest children, ages 2 years and 10 months, were not injured in the crash.

The 4-year-old girl hospitalized did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, according to Thompson says.

While it's not clear to police what caused the man to crash the vehicle, Thompson says, "There didn't appear to be anything necessarily wrong with him."

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How dare you make jokes about Qwest's internet commercials??? A little girl is hurt and scared and wondering what has happened to her world and you start your story with a joke??? This is another example of highly irresponsible journalism in full swing!!! I hope that the little girl and her family recover quickly from this tragedy!!!

Toni Hampton
Toni Hampton

They are all doing good. I am the grandmother of the children. Cassandra is pretty scared and shook up right now, but she is doing great. Thank you so much for sticking up for my daughter and grandchildren. This family has been through hell. A year and a half ago this same child was in the court system because she was sexually molested and the man who did it got no time because he got off on a mental technicality. How much can one child go through and come out ok. God bless you and have a wonderful day.

Toni Hampton
Toni Hampton

you would not think it was funny if it was your granddaughter. I am the grandmother of this little girl and i live in colorado. There is nothing I can do to help my daughter and grandchild through this. I talked to my granddaughter and all she kept doing was crying. I see absolutely nothing funny about this . May god watch over your children and grandchildren so they do not pay for your stupidity.

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