A traffic accident has been reported in Franklin Township, New Jersey where a 10-year-old boy was hit and killed by a police car that was on the way to a call. The accident took place near the corner of Paul Street and Delsea Drive. According to his mother, the boy was on his way to a sleepover with two friends when he was struck by the police cruiser. The other two young boys who were with him were not injured in the accident.
Reports from relatives say that the cruiser was moving at a high speed, without lights or sirens on. Representatives of the Gloucester County, New Jersey police department say that the incident is under investigation. Chief Detective, John Porter, offered his condolences to the boy’s family, but would not offer any comment on the question of whether the cruiser was operating without lights or sirens. The police officer who was driving the car was taken to a local hospital, though no word was given on whether or not he was injured in the collision.
By Jim Malone
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