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Newark Police Officer Struck by Car While Directing Traffic in Thursday Night Nor'easter


Police in Newark are reporting that traffic in the City of Newark is flowing and is light at this time but during last night's snowstorm, a police officer while directing traffic suffered injuries after a car struck him.

According to officials, at approximately 10:10 p.m. a Newark Police Officer was directing traffic in the area of Broad and South streets when he was struck by a vehicle.

Officials say the officer was transported to University Hospital where directors treated him for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

In a separate incident, police say shortly after 7:35 a.m., a vehicle traveling on Route 21, near Exit 5, a car overturned and struck the divider after hydroplaning.

Police say driver was not injured, but the incident resulted in substantial delays on Route 21.

The vehicle has been towed, and traffic is flowing at this time police said.