On-Duty Officer Involved in Crash

The accident knocked out power in part of Absecon for most of the night

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 6:11 AM EDT
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On-Duty Officer Involved in Crash

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An Absecon Police Officer was responding to a call when he was involved in an accident late Monday night, according to investigators.

Authorities say Ptl. Andrew Southrey, age 29, and a truck driven by Robert Martin, 71, of Absecon collided just before 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 9 and Meadowview Avenue.

Martin's vehicle overturned and Southrey's police cruiser went off the road and hit a telephone pole.

Power was knocked out to the south side of Absecon for most of the night, but was fully restored by 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to Atlantic City Electric.

Southrey was treated and released from the hospital. Martin was also hospitalized with unknown injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

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