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Police: Driver Struck Moorestown Police Cruiser, Injuring Cop

The officer was in pursuit of a speeder when another vehicle failed to yield and caused him to crash, according to Moorestown Police.

A Moorestown Police officer, in pursuit of a speeding vehicle, was injured after another driver failed to yield and struck his cruiser Saturday morning.

The patrolman was heading east around 9:40 a.m. along the Outer Drive of Moorestown Mall, with emergency lights and siren on, attempting to stop the speeder, when a 2006 Subaru cut into the Outer Drive from a stop sign at the rear of Barnes & Noble, according to a police report.

The officer veered left, trying to avoid a collision, struck the Subaru, and traveled over a traffic island before coming to a stop.

Both the officer and the driver of the Subaru, an unidentified 23-year-old Burlington resident, were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, treated and released, police said. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The Subaru sustained moderate damage, while the patrol car sustained extensive front-end damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The crash was investigated by the Moorestown Police Department Traffic Safety Division. The driver of the Subaru was charged with failing to yield after stopping and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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josh pigmen October 06, 2012 at 11:32 PM
What ever happened to "your responsible for what's in front of your vehicle"? Cops are given every excuse to issue tickets, even when they are at fault of the collision.
The Situation October 07, 2012 at 11:54 AM
^probably dumbest comment in history of comments^ dude, take another long draw on that crack pipe.
I heart Mo-town October 07, 2012 at 02:20 PM
I went by that accident just minutes, apparently, after it happened. Some serious damage to that car and a tree down from the island as well. What happened to the speeder that the officer was in pursuit of? Hope everyone is OK -- that was one UGLY looking scene. And Josh Pigmen - you're an idiot ! The law states that you yield to emergency vehicles -- a police car with lights flashing and siren on is CLEARLY considered an emergency vehicle.
HomeBrew October 07, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Why is the driver "unidentified" and the officer unnamed? MPD and Patch regularly release and publish names of those charged with nickle-and-dime crimes and misdemeanors like shoplifting and domestic disputes. Seems odd -- and unfair -- that names are withheld in a story about a rather serious accident involving a police cruiser.
Jajaja October 08, 2012 at 02:08 AM
im a security officer at the mall and the story is all defunked. the subaru was at a T intersection and made a right turn which he immediately followed with a left turn into the parking lot. the driver barely passed crossed over the lane divider when the UNMARKED police cruiser crossed into the opposing lane to overtake the subaru. the cruiser smashed into the front driver end of the car went and over the median. Honestly, that early in the morning its hard to see from the sun coming up...especially from a unmarked police vehicle. also the speed limit on that road is 10 mph....for that kind of damage the police vehicle must have been going well over 60.
The Situation October 08, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Awesome, 'expert' analysis from a Mall Cop...what's next, the High School football team's Waterboy?
Rob Scott (Editor) October 08, 2012 at 12:33 PM
HomeBrew, The original release did not contain the name of either driver, and when I inquired about the name of the driver who was charged, I was told it would not be released.
life time resident October 08, 2012 at 02:07 PM
So you think that the validaity of what he claims to have seen, and the accuracy of his speed estimation predicated on his employment?....hmmm...^probably dumbest comment in history of comments^ dude, take another long draw on that crack pipe.
Diana October 08, 2012 at 02:47 PM
You are an idiot, pigmen. But you do justice to your name.
The Situation October 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Whoa, got me. I'm all worked up now..forgot all about the PC police on here...luckily, i don't care what you think.

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