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Rainy weather brings car accidents around valley

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PHOENIX -

The wet weather is wreaking havoc on valley roads and freeways. While first responders tend to accidents, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is busy keeping an eye on any potential problems.

Phoenix firefighters and police responded to a serious accident at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Van Buren around 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

"Male gentleman in his mid 20's trapped in a vehicle partially wedged underneath the semi truck," said Capt. Brian Moore, with Phoenix Fire Department.

Investigators were working to determine if weather played a role in the crash. At this point, it doesn't appear speed, alcohol or drugs were involved.

First responders were also called out to accidents on the US 60 between the 101 and Alma School Road and the 51 near Northern.

"When the rain happens, we get more accidents all the time," said Sgt. Gary Bradley, with Phoenix Police Department.

Slippery streets may have been to blame for a crash that sent three people to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The accident in Queen Creek shut down Ellsworth Road between Germann and Rittenhouse Roads.

MCSO believes one car just lost control and crossed into on coming traffic. The rain and slick roads are believed to be the main cause of the accident.

In total five people were taken to area hospitals and three of them were in life threatening condition.

ADOT monitors valley roads and freeways on their more than 200 cameras located in Phoenix and Tucson.

Operators were busy all day keeping a close eye on any weather related problems.

"we are seeing lots of accidents due to slick roads," said Garin Goff, spokesperson for ADOT.

Goff says the operations center is tracking collisions, rock slides and standing water. Calls with updates were constant.

Staffing has been increased at the operations center and out on the streets. Valley residents are urged to drive carefully.

Log on to AZ511.gov for the latest on road conditions or follow @ArizonADOT on Twitter.

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