Phoenix police officer seriously hurt in hit-and-run crash

A Phoenix police officer was seriously hurt in an overnight crash near 40th Street and Oak after another driver allegedly ran a red light on March 15.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a car reportedly slammed into a patrol vehicle, trapping the officer inside.

Phoenix firefighters were able to cut the officer out of the car, and he was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The occupants in the other car reportedly tried to run away but were eventually caught and detained. The driver of the car was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Early information indicates the officer was going west on Oak Street through the intersection when a vehicle going north ran the red light and struck the officer's car," Sgt. Melissa Soliz said.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

On March 17, Phoenix Police say 21-year-old Marlon De Jesus Hernandez was booked into jail for multiple charges stemming from the collision.

The injured officer is still in the hospital and "continues to receive treatment for injuries."

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