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A wrong-way driver suspected of being impaired was injured in a crash early Wednesday on Loop 101 in Glendale, according to authorities.
State troopers were notified of a wrong-way driver just after midnight traveling south in the northbound HOV lane on Loop 101 near Bethany Home Road, Bart Graves, a spokesman for Arizona Department of Public Safety, said in an email.
The wrong-way vehicle collided with another vehicle less than a minute later between Indian School and Camelback roads, the email stated.
The driver of a coupe traveling in the correct direction swerved right to avoid the wrong-way sedan. However, the wrong-way driver swerved left, striking the coupe.
The wrong-way driver, described as a 29-year-old man, was injured and taken to a hospital. Impairment is suspected, Graves said in the email.
The driver of the coupe was not injured.
DPS officials did not identify the wrong-way driver.