A Fulton County grand jury indicted Phillips on charges of serious injury by vehicle, violation of oath of office, failure to obey a traffic control device and reckless driving.
The incident happened about 11:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2018, as the officer responded to a 911 call.
Phillips, 27, of Atlanta, was driving her patrol car west on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard when she approached a red light at the Peeples Street intersection, the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement.
Lisa Williams, 52, of Atlanta, approached a green light at the same intersection in a 2013 Kia Soul. Her car was heading north on Peeples, the GSP said.
“At the southeastern corner of the intersection, there is a building that obscures the view of westbound traffic on Ralph David Abernathy,” the GSP said in the statement. “This building also obscures traffic moving northbound on Peeples Street.”
As a result, the officer failed to yield at the intersection and hit the Kia, the GSP said.