Cherry Hill Police Officer Injured In Route 70 Head-On Collision
A Cherry Hill police officer was injured in a crash that took place early Saturday on New Jersey Route 70 when a vehicle driving the wrong way collided head-on with the police car.
The incident took place at around 1:38 a.m. when the driver of a green 1998 Chevy Malibu traveling east in the westbound lanes of Route smashed into a police car traveling west on Route 70. According to the police report, the crash took place near the Wawa convenience store by Kingston Drive. The officer suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The police car was traveling behind another vehicle which was going westbound. The officer did not see the wrong-way driver initially. As the car in front of the officer swerved to avoid the wrong-way driver, the officer had no time to avoid the Malibu and collided head-on with the oncoming vehicle.
The officer driving the police car and the driver of the other vehicle were both taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Both drivers were treated for injuries and were released. The Malibu was being driven by a female driver who was issued motor-vehicle citations. She was also charged with driving while being intoxicated. Additional charges against the driver are pending.