HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — A township police officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday after his patrol car was hit by another driver during the storm, police said.
At 7:49 p.m., Officer Jeremy Hartman was parked on the shoulder of Wrangleboro Road near Tilton Road investigating a motor-vehicle crash when another car slid into the back of his vehicle, police said in a news release.
A 2007 Mitsubishi driven by Basir A. Thompson, 28, of Galloway Township, was traveling north on Wrangleboro when he tried to yield, was unable to stop and slid into the back of Hartman’s car, police said.
Hartman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries from the crash. Thompson was not injured, police said.
The crash happened on the same day a nor’easter hit the area, resulting in snow, rain, ice and flooding.
Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad also assisted, police said.
Sgt. Nicole Nelson is investigating the crash, police said.
Earlier this month, another township police officer was seriously injured when his patrol car was hit by an intoxicated driver, police said. Officer Leo Rudolph was in a marked patrol car diverting traffic March 2 when another car failed to yield and crashed into the front of Rudolph’s patrol car.
Rudolph has since been released from the hospital.