JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A police officer was injured Saturday afternoon in a crash at the intersection of Soutel Drive and Gibson Avenue, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Police said the officer was heading to a report of a crash and was attempting to turn onto Soutel from Gibson just before 4:30 p.m. The driver of a white Camaro failed to stop at the intersection, resulting in the wreck, according to JSO.
Police said the officer had his lights and sirens on.
Emanuel Brinkley and his friends heard the crash.
"I heard a swerve and I heard a boom, so, when I walked out, all I saw was his car, and I was, like, 'I don't know what happened here,'" Brinkley said.
There were cars in the area detoured for hours as police had Soutel Drive blocked off to traffic.
"I can't wait this out because I have plans. I have stuff to do," said one driver, Demond Roberts. "I mean, I have to turn around. I have to go back the other way."
The officer sustained minor injuries, detectives said.
The driver of the Camaro was hospitalized with serious injuries. Two other passengers, including a 4-year-old child, were also taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Charges are pending.