CRAZY VIDEO: Driver runs into Jeep to stop it from hitting family crossing road

WATCH: Driver runs into Jeep to stop it from hitting family crossing road

PHOENIX — Police in Arizona are calling the driver of a Chevrolet Cruz a hero for plowing into a driver who nearly hit a couple pushing a stroller across the street.

The Phoenix Police Department posted video of the incident from last week on its Facebook page.

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The video shows the family crossing the street when a Jeep runs the light with the family directly in its path.

The driver of the Chevrolet Cruz then speeds up and hits the Jeep just seconds before it hit the family.

Chevy Cruz protects pedestrians in crosswalk

A hero in the form of a Chevy Cruze may have saved the lives of a couple pushing a stroller through a Phoenix crosswalk. The people were trying to cross Indian School at 53rd Avenue late in the evening when a car came barreling through the red light. A Chevrolet Cruz on 53rd Avenue entered the intersection on a green light when a Jeep driven by Ernesto Otanez Oveso slammed into that car, just a few feet away from the pedestrians. Oveso and a woman in the car with him took off running after the accident. Oveso noticed a witness was following him and told that man to stop, even stabbing one of the doors on his car. The 28-year-old was arrested on DUI and aggravated assault charges. Police also found a gun in the Jeep so an additional prohibited possession charge was added. The woman with Oveso at the time of the crash was not located. The driver of that Chevy Cruz was a 27-year-old woman. While she did suffer injuries, they were not life-threatening. Oct 14, 2019.10:10pm 53rd Ave & Indian School.

Posted by City of Phoenix Police Department on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The 23-year-old driver of the Jeep, Ernesto Otanez Oveso, and a woman then took off running after the accident, police said.

Police later caught Oveso, who has been charged with DUI and aggravated assault. Police also found a gun in the Jeep and charged him with prohibited possession.

Investigators said they have not been able to find the woman who was with Oveso.

As for the driver of the Cruz, police only identified her as a 27-year-old woman. They said she ended up with some injuries from the wreck but none of them was considered to be life-threatening.