PD: 2 on sidewalk hurt during downtown PHX crash

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 15:36:40-05

Three people have been taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash spun into people on a downtown Phoenix sidewalk on Thursday.000

Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes said the crash happened at 7th Avenue and Jefferson and involved two pedestrians, a Phoenix Police Department Tahoe and a pick-up truck.

The pickup reportedly turned without yielding to traffic, clipping the police vehicle, pushing it into two people standing on the sidewalk.

Both pedestrians and the driver of the pick-up were taken to the hospital, said Holmes. The two pedestrians involved in the crash remain hospitalized in stable condition, and the driver of the pick up truck has been released.

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The officer was evaluated by paramedics at the scene and is fine, said Holmes.

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