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Phoenix area car crash injures DPS officer

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer has been hurt in a wrong-way Glendale, Arizona car accident, according to The Arizona Republic. The accident happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Loop 101.

A driver of a Ford F-150 was headed the wrong way on the highway when he struck the police cruiser head on. It is being reported that the officer viewed headlights coming his way so he turned on his emergency lights and started swerving back and forth to alert drivers behind him.

The at fault driver, a 31 year old Phoenix resident, lost a wheel in the impact but still continued driving on the highway for another 300 yards on 3 wheels. He finally stopped near 67th Ave. and then attempted to flee the scene on foot. When the wheel flew off, it hit another vehicle, and luckily no one was injured inside.

A helicopter was used to search for the driver and he was found a short time later. He has been charged with leaving the scene of the accident, aggravated assault and endangerment.

The DPS officer sustained minor injuries in the crash and the at fault driver was not hurt.

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