Cop Injured on Way to Columbus Parade

(Photo by David Greene)

Cop Injured on Way to Columbus Parade

By David Greene

BRONX- An unidentified 26-year-old police officer was injured when his 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 October 9. One witness 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. 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. 

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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