An 8-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after his family’s car collided with a tractor-trailer in Marana Saturday afternoon.
Bystanders were administering CPR to the boy when paramedics arrived on scene at about 3:30 p.m., said Capt. Adam Goldberg, spokesman for the Northwest Fire District. The boy had was sitting directly behind his father who was driving the four-door Toyota Yaris when it was hit on the driver’s side. The father is in critical condition.
Two other children were in the back seat. A 14-year-old girl was in serious but stable condition. A 10-year-old boy had minor injuries. The mother of the children, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was uninjured, Goldberg said.
The family was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The family was on its way to an autumn outing at a Marana pumpkin patch. The crash occurred just outside the venue, on West Kirby Hughes and North Wentz roads.
The intersection will be closed at least until 8 p.m., Goldberg said. Drivers should avoid the area and use the Interstate 10 frontage road.