Collision involving Phoenix police officer

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer, who was driving a marked department SUV, was involved in a collision with another vehicle on Monday morning.

It happened just after 6 a.m. on McDowell Road between 44th Street and the State Route 143.

The police SUV had damage to the front end. Another vehicle, also an SUV, rolled onto its side.

The officer was transported as a precaution and the female who was driving the vehicle that rolled denied medical treatment, according to a spokesman with the Phoenix Fire Dept.

"Fortunately the police officer is stable. He was treated to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries just as a precautionary role," said Aaron Ernsberger with the Phoenix Fire Dept. "The female denied transportation this morning. We did assist her to get out of the vehicle. She denied treatment and she remained on scene for approximately 20, 30 minutes until a friend could come give her a ride."

The eastbound lanes of McDowell Road were closed while emergency crews worked to extricate the female driver of the rolled SUV.

Officials on scene said the woman was attempting to make an illegal left turn when the vehicles collided.