Map: 19th Avenue and Bell Road
PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer was assaulted during a traffic stop Saturday morning, police said.
According to police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the officer stopped a car near 19th Avenue and Bell Road.
The officer tried to arrest the driver and the driver pushed him, Thompson said.
The officer injured his back and was taken to a hospital.
Thompson said the driver fled the scene and police are searching for him.