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Suffolk police car involved in crash on Route 112, officials say

Officials said a Suffolk police officer and another

Officials said a Suffolk police officer and another driver were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the patrol car rear-ended a Hyundai on Route 112 at Greenport Avenue in Medford on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Photo Credit: James Carbone

Authorities are investigating a Sunday morning crash involving a Suffolk County police car, during which the officer behind the wheel of the cruiser and the driver of another vehicle suffered minor injuries, officials said.

A police spokeswoman said the accident happened about 10:20 a.m. when a marked Fifth Precinct police car struck the rear of a 2017 Hyundai on Route 112 at Greenport Avenue in Medford.

The spokeswoman said the male police officer and female driver of the Hyundai were both taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue to be treated for minor injuries. Police did not identify the officer or the other driver, each of whom were alone in their vehicles at the time of crash.

Authorities said the exact cause of the accident had not been determined.

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