GERMANTOWN – An overnight accident in the city’s Germantown section injured two Philadelphia police officers. The mishap was caused by a driver who rear-ended the police cruiser.
At least, two police officers of Philly’s Police Department were injured in an accident overnight which happened in the Germantown. Now the operator of the erring vehicle is facing DUI charges.
The accident occurred an hour after midnight last Friday at the corner of Baynton Street and E. Chelten Avenue.
According to authority reports, the police car was cruising around the area and was rear-ended by a vehicle behind.
Due to the impact, the officers sustained various injuries on the head, neck and pelvis. Both victims were immediately transported to the University Hospital of Albert Einstein.
The operator of the striking vehicle was not injured; he was apprehended, taken into custody. After the investigation, he will be facing formal charges.
Authorities have not yet released the identities of the officers and the suspect.
It is a fact that police work involves lots of risk compared with other career. Compared with an average profession, there are times when police officers have to put their lives at stake. They surely deserve the admiration and gratitude of the public.
Car accidents are the most common cause that endangered the lives of policemen. Many police officers are driving constantly while on duty. As they spent more time on the road, this increases the chance of an automobile accident not considering his driving ability. The most dangerous part involves a chase with a car that is trying to escape arrest. As they have to drive at higher speeds; it means that an they are more prone to accident causing critical or even fatal injuries.
If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced injury lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering.