Officer Pinned by Her Own Car

Police say parking brake wasn't on when cruiser pinned officer against another car

By Dan Stamm and Vince Lattanzio
|  Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013  |  Updated 3:28 PM EDT
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Officer Pinned by Her Own Car

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Philadelphia Police are investigating how a officer's police cruiser rolled backward leaving an officer pinned.

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A Philadelphia Police officer landed in the hospital this morning witha a leg injury after her patrol car rolled backwards and pinned the officer against another car.

The unidentified 12th District officer was hurt around 9:45 a.m. at 63rd Street and Grays Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia, according to police.

Police public affairs told NBC10 that the officer had gotten out of her cruiser for a traffic stop when the cruiser began to roll backward. In the meantime, a civilian car pulled up behind the police cruiser causing the officer to become pinned as the cruiser continued to move in reverse.

The police cruiser was not in park when the officer left the vehicle, according to police. It's unclear whether the officer failed to put the car in park or if it became disengaged.

The officer was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she was listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The other driver was not hurt.

 


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