Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Police Officer Carlos Taylor is fighting for his life after a crash Friday afternoon.
According to WSFA, the incident occurred about 1 PM on Woodley Road near Woodley Park Drive, across from Peter Crump Elementary School. MPD Officer Taylor, age 22, was in an unmarked car responding to assist another Officer. He was in a crash with a second vehicle. Both vehicles sustained major damage.
Both Officer Taylor and the driver of the second vehicle were transported to Baptist Medical Center South. The driver of the other vehicle, whose name has not been released, is listed in stable condition. Officer Carlos Taylor's injuries were described as life-threatening, and he is listed in critical condition.
Officer Taylor is a two-year veteran of the Montgomery Police Department. Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley said that "His command staff sees him as a go-to officer that we have on the streets of Montgomery." He also said that "We are reaching out to not only the community but the family, the MPD family, for a safe and healthy recovery for the officer as well as the other driver of the vehicle."
It is not clear yet what caused the crash. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is conducting the investigation. Woodley Road near the scene of the crash was closed for several hours this afternoon but has since re-opened.
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