ELIZABETH, NJ – A police officer crashed and overturned on the wet roads in Elizabeth while attempting to respond to a suicide call in Elizabeth on Thursday.
According to RLS Media, a police officer was responding to a call about an attempted suicide near the Motel 6 on Spring Street.
As the officer rushed to the scene using lights and a siren on Route 1&9, the vehicle began to hydroplane on the road wet from heavy rain near Filmore Street. The officer lost control and the vehicle began to roll. It overturned into a McDonalds parking lot and hit a parked vehicle.
The officer suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The attempted suicide call was also investigated and discovered to be false.
The incident is still under investigation.
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