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Police: Woman turning left crashes into Phoenix officer; impairment suspected

Posted at 10:00 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 08:59:16-04

Police are investigating after a Phoenix officer was involved in a crash Wednesday night.

Police say the officer was traveling east on Van Buren Street when a woman turning left near 52nd Street to get onto the Loop 202 hit the police cruiser. The officer had the green light, according to officials on the scene.

The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution and has since been released. The woman did not require hospitalization.

Officials said Thursday morning that the woman displayed signs of impairment that the time. She was cited and released. 

The investigation is ongoing.