Officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety say one of their sergeants was involved in a crash with a wrong-way driver near Flagstaff on Saturday afternoon.
According to DPS, just before 3:40 p.m., dispatch began receiving reports of a red Nissan Rogue driving recklessly.
The calls reportedly stated that the vehicle almost struck several cars and was driving on the sidewalk.
Officials say a trooper found the vehicle on Interstate 40 and tried to contact the driver.
The vehicle then reportedly fled and began driving eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-40 near milepost 195.
DPS says a sergeant who was in the area was involved in a crash with the wrong-way vehicle.
The female driver and juvenile occupant in the wrong-way vehicle were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials say the sergeant was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
DPS says impairment has not been ruled out in the collision.
An absolute tragedy was avoided by the quick and decisive actions of 2 Arizona State Troopers. Once again an impaired driver travels the wrong way on an Arizona Highway. Trooper Sergerant received minor injuries and fortunately no lives were lost. https://t.co/YRfkpgThF7
— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) November 18, 2018
No further information was immediately available.