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Police: 2 Newark officers in hospital after crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two officers are recovering after their police cruiser was hit by a vehicle involved in a pursuit.

Newark Police Vehicle
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Newark Police Sgt. Ronald Glover said that one officer was taken into surgery Tuesday for a broken neck, while the other suffered neck and back injuries. Both are listed in stable condition.

The officers were responding during a police pursuit early Tuesday. Authorities say the pursuit ended when a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle wanted in connection with a robbery struck the officers.

Two Newark residents occupying the vehicle were taken into custody after the accident.

Driver Kenneth Cook faces seven charges, including eluding, aggravated assault on a police officer and heroin possession. Passenger Edward Cook is facing drug charges. It wasn’t immediately known if the men had lawyers.


(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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