PHOENIX - Five people, including a Phoenix police sergeant and two young children were injured in a serious crash in south Phoenix Tuesday afternoon.

The sergeant was driving a marked SUV near Southern Avenue and 12th Street when it was T-boned by a black car driven by a man with a 5-year-old inside. According to Phoenix FD, the girl did not have a seatbelt on.

After the vehicles collided, they slid off the road, hitting a woman with a child about 1 year old in a stroller. That child has a broken arm, according to police, after being pulled from underneath the sedan. A man was walking with the woman and the child but was not injured.


All five injured people were taken to hospitals in serious condition with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police and fire officials said.

Police are investigating the crash.

The roadway is closed and there is no timetable for it to reopen.

Neighbors say this is a frequent area for crashes as there's a blind curve on Southern Avenue, which Phoenix PD officials confirmed. Students are often in the area as a high school and middle school is nearby.