San Diego police sergeant responding to search hurt in San Carlos multi-vehicle crash

Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 21:12:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego Police sergeant responding to a call was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after being hurt in a multi-vehicle crash at a San Carlos intersection.

The crash happened shortly before 9:45 a.m. on Jackson Drive at Golfcrest Drive, according to police.

Police said the sergeant was crossing the intersection when he was struck by another vehicle. The collision caused the sergeant’s SUV to spin into a third vehicle.

The sergeant was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was also hospitalized after complaining of pain. Police said the driver in the third vehicle was not hurt.

Jackson Drive at Golfcrest Drive was closed for several hours while investigators assessed the crash scene.

According to police, just before the collision, the sergeant spotted a person “from a disturbance call,” and when he turned his lights and siren on in an attempt to contact the person, his vehicle was struck as it crossed the intersection.

10News learned the report the sergeant was responding to was regarding a possibly armed man in the area.

At around 9:15 a.m., several witnesses reported seeing a man carrying a possible weapon on a trail near Cowles Mountain. Police launched a search of the San Carlos area for the man on the ground and via the ABLE helicopter.

The possibly armed man was described as white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and in his 20s. He was seen wearing a light green or white hat, dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, tan backpack and an American flag bandana on his face.

However, after speaking to the witnesses, police ended their search as the possibly armed man was never in the San Carlos area and was likely on Cowles Mountain.