Jul 28, 2014

Orangetown Officer Injured When Police Car is Hit in Nyack

Police officer was responding to a bar fight on Main Street.

Orangetown Officer Injured When Police Car is Hit in Nyack Orangetown Officer Injured When Police Car is Hit in Nyack

An Orangetown police officer suffered a leg injury Sunday when his patrol car was struck broadside on Main Street in Nyack as he was on his way to investigate a bar fight.

Two occupants of the 2011 Toyota Camry that struck the police car were also injured. They and the police officer were all taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

Orangetown police said the town's accident investigation unit is reviewing the 12:22 a.m. incident at Main Street and Franklin Street.

The town officer was on his way to the Pour House, 102 Main St., when he got to the intersection with his emergency lights and sirens turned on. Police said the patrol car was struck by the Camry, driven by a 24-year-old Spring Valley woman.

Both cars sustained extensive damage.

A short time later on Main Street, at about 12:47 a.m., three 19-year-olds from Orange County were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after they were throwing items at Turiello's Pizza, 76 Main St., police said.

And, at 4:08 a.m., a 29-year-old Nyack man was charged with harassment and resisting arrest. Police said he became combative and verbally threatened to stab an Orangetown police officer as police were attempting to clear the sidewalk in front of Black Bear Saloon, 82 Main St.

On Saturday, several Orangetown police officers were nearly struck by a car on Main Street as they and Nyack Fire Department members were investigating a gas leak at a Nyack restaurant. An Orangeburg woman, police said, drove onto a blocked section of Main Street and was later charged with drunken driving.

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