By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) – An off-duty Detroit police officer is listed in critical condition following a crash, the department says.

It happened Sunday at 2:50 a.m. when the off-duty officer was traveling south on Schoenherr in his personal vehicle.

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That’s when a 24-year-old man was driving in a Dodge Journey traveling west on E. 7 Mile Road at a high rate of speed, according to police, disregarded a red traffic signal and struck the off-duty officer’s vehicle.

A Chrysler 300 was also stopped at the light and was struck as well. The person in the third vehicle was not injured.

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When first responders arrived to the scene, the off-duty officer was conscious, talking and was transported to a local hospital.

The 24-year-old man had three children in his vehicle. They were reportedly not injured. The 24-year-old was arrested and taken into custody.

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This is an ongoing investigation.

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