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Prince William Officer Hospitalized After Accident

The officer has since been released from the hospital. Investigators: The car that hit her cruiser had faulty brakes.

A Prince William County Police officer was injured in a "serious crash" Friday morning due to another car's faulty brakes, according to police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok. 

An off-duty police officer was traveling westbound on Opitz Boulevard when another car traveled through a red light and struck her marked police cruiser, around 4:02 a.m., Perok said. The driver of the 2000 Nissan Maxima was traveling northbound on Gideon Drive. 

As a result, the officer lost consciousness, but woke up while still at the scene. She was flown to a local hospital, where she was treated for injuries. She has since been released. 

The driver of the other car was not injured. Investigators determined that her car had faulty brakes and charged her with reckless driving (bad brakes). She was released on a summons. 

The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. 

Joe George January 08, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Prayers going towards the officer's speedy recovery.

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