OFFICER INJURED ON WAY TO COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

A member of the Highway Patrol gives one of the drivers a field sobriety check at the scene after a police officer was injured in a  crash. Photo by David Greene

A member of the Highway Patrol gives one of the drivers a field sobriety check at the scene after a police officer was injured in a crash. Photo by David Greene

By David Greene

An unidentified 26 year-old police officer was injured when his police scooter collided with several vehicles on a rain-slicked road in Van Nest as he headed to the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park. The incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9. One witnesses at the scene stated that the officer was going through a red light, when his tire was clipped by a Mercedes Benz C-240, as the officer made a left turn from East 180 Street to East Tremont Avenue. Four cars were involved in the crash and they all remained at the scene.

Police officers watch the scene after a fellow officer was injured in a scooter crash in the Van Nest section. Photo by David Greene

Police officers watch the scene after a fellow officer was injured in a scooter crash in the Van Nest section. Photo by David Greene

The officer suffered an “open fracture” ankle injury and was transported to Jacobi Hospital. The scooter struck several vehicles, and many of the civilians gave aide to the officer before medical professionals arrived. One driver was seen taking a field sobriety test, but police stated that no arrests were made. The investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

Two of the four cars involved and the police scooter lies on the ground along East Tremont Avenue on Sunday. Photo by David Greene

Two of the four cars involved and the police scooter lies on the ground along East Tremont Avenue on Sunday. Photo by David Greene

The crash site was the same location as a fatal crash on September 1, 2007, that took the lives of two Con Edison workers.

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