PD: Phoenix police sergeant involved in crash at 12th Street and Southern

Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 20:13:57-04

Officials are investigating a serious crash in south Phoenix. 

The crash happened at 12th Street and Southern Avenue around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Phoenix fire said five people were transported to the hospital including a Phoenix police sergeant and two children. 

Phoenix police said the sergeant was driving a fully marked patrol vehicle and was transported to the hospital in stable condition. 

Investigators say the black sedan was traveling west on Southern Avenue and the police SUV was heading south on 12th Street when they crashed. The sedan then hit a family of three, two adults and a 5-month-old in a stroller, that were walking on the sidewalk.

The toddler ended up underneath the sedan and suffered a broken arm, according to the Phoenix Police Department. It and one of the adults were taken to the hospital.

Inside the sedan was a male driving and his 5-year-old daughter. Both were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters previously said the child was not restrained in the car.

The officer injured has more than 20 years of service with the department, officials said.

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There is no word when the road will reopen, but a police spokesman said it was expected to be closed through the evening rush. 

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