Police cruiser in crash
A local man and two city police officers were injured in an early Sunday crash at the intersection of West Fourth and Walnut streets in the city.
Lawrence Reidy, 88, of 1701 Chestnut St., has been charged with failure to yield to oncoming traffic after he allegedly hit a police cruiser in the middle of the intersection.
According to reports, Reidy was heading south on Walnut Street. After stopping at a red light, Reidy told officers he “inched forward” to check that the roadway was clear, before proceeding across the intersection.
Reidy’s vehicle collided with a city police cruiser, driven by Officer Jordan Stoltzfus, according to reports. The cruiser had been headed west on West Fourth Street and the two vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection, records state.
The impact caused Reidy’s vehicle to spin around, coming to rest facing northwest in the left lane. The cruiser collided with two illegally parked vehicles on the side of the road.
All four vehicles suffered disabling damage and were towed from the scene by Hooker’s Towing, records state.
Reidy suffered moderate injuries and complained of chest pains. City police Officer Brian McGee also suffered moderate injuries, including a cut on top of his head. Both men were transported to Williamsport Regional Medical Center by ambulance, records state.
Stoltzfus, who suffered minor injuries, was able to transport himself to the center, according to reports.
All three patients were treated and released, according to medical center officials.