Willowick: Driver cited for crashing into Eastlake police cruiser

1:24 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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WILLOWICK -- A police cruiser was struck by another driver's vehicle and the officer was slightly injured.

Police say that, just after 5 p.m. Sunday, a City of Eastlake police cruiser was involved in a traffic accident on North Marginal Road in Willowick while responding to an emergency call for service.

The cruiser was travelling eastbound on the North Marginal Road with its emergency lights and siren activated and struck a vehicle pulling off of Bayridge Boulevard, which pulled in front of the cruiser's path.

The vehicle made the left-hand turn and then went left of center in a possible attempt to avoid the collision.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the police officer, a 13-year-veteran, was taken to Lake County West Hospital where he received treatment for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 31-year-old Willowick resident with his seven-year-old son as a passenger, were not treated nor taken to a hospital.

The Willowick police department conducted the accident investigation and cited the Willowick driver for failure to yield when turning left.


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