The Phoenix Police Department, Arizona, is searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a patrol car with an officer in September. In a press release on Monday morning, October 5th, they identified the suspect as 26-year-old Dontez Irvin.
The PPD said that the incident happened around 6:20 a.m. on Monday, September 21st. The accident report revealed that officers were patrolling the area of 19th and Northern Avenues when they sighted a stolen vehicle.
The officers followed the car to the parking lot of a motel and left their vehicle to talk with the suspects. The officer on the passenger door side opened his door to step out, and Irvin allegedly accelerated toward the police car, colliding with it.
The man and the second suspect, who remains unnamed, successfully evaded the police, but officers found their vehicle. The officer involved in the occurrence suffered minor injuries.
Anyone with credible information that could lead to Irvin’s arrest or the identity of the second suspect should contact the PPD. Those who desire anonymity should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
When a vehicle accident happens, it either results in minor, severe, or fatal injuries. Common wounds sustained in traffic collisions cover broken bones, fractures, ligament tear, internal bleeding, organ damage, or head injuries.
Depending on the severity of the above, the victim might lose an organ, have a limb amputated, or suffer paralysis if there’s severe damage to the spine. Drivers can avoid the preceding by driving cautiously and prioritizing safety.
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