BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – A police officer escaped serious injury when his vehicle went airborne during a pursuit and crashed in Garfield on Wednesday night.
According to Daily Voice, the incident began on Ackermann Avenue near Route 21 at about 11 p.m. when an officer attempted to stop a careless driver. When the driver refused to stop, the officer gave pursuit.
The driver turned on River Road off Route 21 then down Outwater Lane before they crossed the railroad tracks near Plauderville Station and Columbus Park. The patrol car went airborne upon hitting the tracks, overturned, struck more than one sign, and landed at the base of a utility pole.
The pole was downed by the impact.
The officer was transported to an area hospital and later released.
However, officers were unable to apprehend the suspect.
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