Township Police Officer Injured After Vehicle Hit By Alleged Drunken Driver
FRANKLIN TWP. – Officer Clifford Trovillo suffered multiple injuries after he was hit by a motorist suspected to be driving under the influence.
The motorist, identified as 36-year-old Angela L. Feaster of Glassboro, faced multiple charges including drunken driving, child-endangerment and assault by auto.
The incident took place Friday night in a two-car crash when the vehicle driven by Feaster collided with a police vehicle in Franklin Township.
According to the authorities, Officer Clifford Trovillo was traveling on Route 40/Harding Highway when his police vehicle was struck by a car traveling south on Tuckahoe Road shortly after 8 p.m. There was a stop sign at the intersection which was disregarded by Feaster, who then struck Trovillo’s vehicle. The Franklin Township police stated that Feaster’s three kids were passengers in her vehicle.
The officer suffered a concussion, two broken wrists and a broken ankle and had to be airlifted to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. Trovillo, who is a 14-year-veteran, was reported to be in “good” condition Saturday morning.
Feaster suffered a broken ankle in the accident and was taken to Kennedy Hospital for treatment. One of the three children was also transported to Cooper for treatment of possible internal injuries.
She was charged with driving while intoxicated, assault by auto and three counts of child endangerment, and was placed in Salem County Correctional Facility after treatment of her injuries. Her bail was set at $50,000.
Apart from the Franklin Township police, Newfield, Glassboro, Monroe and Buena police departments assisted on the scene. They were also joined by New Jersey State Police, Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Franklin Township Ambulance, Star Cross Fire Police Forest and Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
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