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Police officer, K-9 and two others hurt in four car crash in Harrisburg

A four car crash on 6th Street in Harrisburg injured three people, including a police officer and his K-9 companion. A police car and an SUV crashed into two parked cars along the side of the road. “It sounded like a bomb explosion. I thought one of our cars got hit. I came outside I didn’t expect it like this,” said neighbor Yanny Nguyen.

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Photo by Kathy Runkle

The police cruiser flipped over and struck a woman sitting on her front porch. The driver of the SUV and the woman were both injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital. “All we know now is that one of our officers was in a car accident and he was hit by another driver. Two parked cars were hit, and out car got flipped over,” said Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson. “He’s [the officer] pretty bad. But it’s not life threatening right now.  Another woman was either sitting on the step or standing and our car when it flipped over landed on top of her,” she said.

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Photo by Kathy Runkle

Rescue crews had to use the jaws of life to get the police officer out of his vehicle. He was flown by Life Lion to Hershey Medical Center. His K-9 companion was injured in the crash, he is being treated by a veterinarian.

Neighbors say the crash was the result of a police chase. ” I guess he [the suspect police were allegedly chasing] wouldn’t get out so they had to break the window and drug him out at gunpoint. Handcuffed him and took him away,” said neighbor James Gordon.  The mayor would not confirm that this was a police chase. Check back for updates.

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4 Comments to “Police officer, K-9 and two others hurt in four car crash in Harrisburg”

    Mary said:
    April 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Prayers comig fo all inolved

    CaptainKJ said:
    April 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for the officer, his K-9 and the others injured in this crash

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    April 21, 2013 at 2:55 AM

    Yes, I hope everyone survives with nothing more than a bad memory of the day. Keep us updated Fox43.

    For the Fox43 advertising marketers, I ask why I see McDonald's Shamrock Shake ads on most of these news web pages? There are two of them on this web page now. I finally decided to go get one (as a result of seeing these ads here constantly) and McDonald's no longer serves them.

    frankie z&thor said:
    April 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    my thoughts &prayers go out to the k9 handler and his k9 get well soon

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