PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer is in the hospital after an early morning car crash.
It happened at the intersection of 43rd and Sweetwater avenues.
According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson, a car ran a red light and hit the officer's vehicle. The car then crashed into a retaining wall.
Aerial video from the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper showed several police vehicles on the scene. Photos showed the police SUV sitting on the sidewalk, nudged up against a tree a few feet from the wall.
The officer, whose name has not been released, was transported for precautionary reasons. He is expected to recover.