ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A 72-year-old woman from Atlantic City was trapped inside her vehicle after colliding with a patrol car Friday night on Route 30.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, the accident happened near the 56.2 mile marker at about 8:11 p.m. when officers closed the right lane of the highway while responding to a separate accident.
The officers were outside of their parked patrol vehicles for the investigation when another vehicle did not move over to the other lane. That vehicle collided with one of the patrol cars, nearly striking the officers and the driver involved in the first collision. The vehicle then rolled over and trapped its driver, a woman from Atlantic City, 72, inside the wreckage.
With the aid of a helpful bystander, officers were able to pull the driver out of the wreckage after breaking a car window. The woman was taken to the hospital for unspecified injuries.
Authorities closed the road for about an hour for the cleanup and investigation of the collision.
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