Phoenix Police Officer Injured In Multi-Car Crash

An alleged traffic collision injured a Phoenix police officer. A deputy from the Phoenix Police Department was hurt after he was reportedly involved in a multi-car accident on Tuesday, October 4.

A spokesperson from the Phoenix Police Department said that at roughly 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer from the office was driving eastbound on Van Buren Street. He was reportedly responding to a call with his siren and emergency lights on at the time of the alleged incident.

The spokesperson said that as the officer was driving, a woman who had reportedly driven out of a parking lot at Fowler Elementary School, located near 67th Avenue, struck him head-on.

The Arizona Republic reports the woman’s vehicle then backed up into another car, causing a pileup. The officer sustained a broken leg during the alleged accident, the police spokesperson asserted. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries.

In total, four cars were reportedly involved in the alleged motor vehicle collision. Police reports indicated four people were hurt in the collision, but two denied further treatment.

The spokesperson from the Phoenix Police Department said it is investigating the apparent incident, but did not comment on whether the organization believes any of the drivers involved were impaired at the time of the reported crash.