SDPD Sergeant, Civilian Sent to Hospital After 3-Car Crash in San Carlos - NBC 7 San Diego

SDPD Sergeant, Civilian Sent to Hospital After 3-Car Crash in San Carlos

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    Sgt. Hurt in Three-Car Crash in San Carlos

    An SDPD sergeant was injured in a three-car crash in San Carlos. NBC 7's Audra Stafford reports. (Published Thursday, April 5, 2018)

    A San Diego police sergeant was transported to the hospital with injuries after a crash in San Carlos Thursday. 

    The crash involving three vehicles, one an SDPD patrol vehicle, happened at the intersection of Jackson and Golfcrest drives, near Mission Trails Golf Course, just before 9:45 a.m., the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said. 

    Witnesses at the scene told NBC 7 the patrol car was headed eastbound at Golfcrest Drive with lights and sirens turned on when a woman in a white sedan traveling north on Jackson Drive struck the officer as he passed through the intersection. 

    The white sedan continued forward and struck a truck stopped at a red light in the intersection, witnesses said. 

    Witnesses at the scene said the woman had a green light but did not yield to the officer's lights and sirens.

    Medics transported the police sergeant to the hospital in unknown condition, San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) said. Witnesses told NBC 7 it appeared the officer suffered a broken arm. 

    The woman had to be pulled out of the vehicle and was placed on a stretcher before being put into an ambulance, witnesses said. The driver of the truck was okay.

    Witnesses told NBC 7 police may have been searching for a suspect in the area. A helicopter overhead was making announcements via intercom. 

    Witnesses told NBC 7 police may have been searching for a suspect in the area. A helicopter was overhead was making announcements via intercom before the crash. 

    SDPD Officer Billy Hernandez said shortly after the crash Patrick Henry High School and Myron B. Green Elementary School, located about a mile west of the crash site, were placed on lockdown as officers searched for someone in the area. 

    Police officers were looking for a suspect who may have been concealing a gun under his shirt. The report came from a caller at nearby Cowles Mountain. That suspect was never found.

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