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UPDATE: Newark Police Officer Stable After Being Hit by Stolen Vehicle

By rlsmetro on

According to Newark Police officials, just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, an officer at Quitman Street, near Spruce Street, observed a white Mercedes Benz reported stolen out of Elizabeth.

Upon becoming aware of police presence, the driver pulled off, striking an officer.

Officials said the officer was transported to University Hospital for treatment and is reportedly in stable condition.

Police recovered the vehicle at Livingston Street.

According to reports, the driver of the vehicle was being chased before striking the officer. 

This incident remains under investigation.