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SCPD Officer Seriously Injured After Being Struck by DWI Driver

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | November 02, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 110921118

RIDGE, NY - Just before midnight on November 2nd, a SCPD 7th precinct officer was standing outside of his patrol unit on the William Floyd Parkway at the entrance to the Whispering Woods complex when he was struck by a white pickup truck. The driver of the pickup hit the car that the police officer was speaking with in reference to the MVA he was handling. The force of the impact swung the parked car into the officer which sent him underneath the truck, trapping him. The officer was removed from underneath the truck by Ridge firefighters and then transported by MedEvac to a local trauma center with serious injuries. The other driver from the parked car was taken to another hospital with a possible leg injury. The driver of the white pickup truck was arrested and charged with DWI. The police officer remains in critical but stable condition.

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