Police car hits man in Phoenix; appears to be attempted suicide

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A police car hit a man near Dunlap and 41st avenues in Phoenix. By Jennifer Thomas A police car hit a man near Dunlap and 41st avenues in Phoenix. By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A man is in critical condition after being hit by a police car in Phoenix early Thursday morning.

The Phoenix Police Department said the officer-involved accident appears to be an attempted suicide, but investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened.

Police started receiving calls at about 2:30 a.m. regarding a man jumping in and out of traffic on Dunlap Avenue at 41st Avenue.

According to police, an officer responding to the scene hit something in that area and stopped about 60 feet from the impact. When he looked back, he saw a man lying in the street.

The African-American male in his 20s was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Investigators are still trying to determine how fast the officer was traveling.

The officer was not injured.