15th district cops hurt in crash


Two 15th dis­trict po­lice of­ficers were hos­pit­al­ized on March 20 after their patrol wag­on col­lided with a car, rolled spec­tac­u­larly and came to rest on its roof, wedged between a ci­vil­ian vehicle and a util­ity pole.

A ci­vil­ian fe­male mo­tor­ist also sought hos­pit­al treat­ment. None of the in­jur­ies were con­sidered life threat­en­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a pub­lished re­port, the po­lice van was trav­el­ing north­bound on Har­bison Av­en­ue at about 8:45 a.m. with its dome­lights flash­ing and sirens blar­ing when it col­lided with a Toyota car that was trav­el­ing east­bound on Chel­ten­ham Av­en­ue.

The car re­portedly struck the driver’s side of the van.

The two of­ficers in the van were treated at Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, re­portedly for neck and back pain, and re­leased. The ci­vil­ian driver was taken to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter, re­portedly for ob­ser­va­tion. Her con­di­tion is not known. Po­lice have not re­leased the iden­tit­ies of the of­ficers or wo­man in­volved.

No crim­in­al charges have been filed. ••


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