Police Vehicle Involved In A Motor Vehicle Accident

On 8/25/17 at 0858 hours, a Harrisburg Police officer in the downtown area responded to the Uptown area  for a man with a weapon call where an officer was calling for assistance.  The officer activated their lights and sirens while travelling on N. 2nd Street.  As the officer was crossing 3rd & Forster Streets the police cruiser struck a vehicle that was travelling west bound.  The officer was taken to a local hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion.  The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to a local hospital to be checked on and was cleared.  Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The Traffic Safety Unit is investigation the accident.  Anyone that observed the accident is asked to contact Sgt. Lyda at 717-255-3044 or through email at  rlyda@harrisburgpa.gov.

Incident Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:58am

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

17-0825-500-001

Location: 

3rd & Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17101