2 Fairfield officers hurt when cars crash during pursuit

(AP) - Two northern New Jersey police officerswere hospitalized after their cruisers collided during a pursuitearly Sunday.But officials say the injuries sustained by Fairfield officerGerald

FAIRFIELD - (AP) - Two northern New Jersey police officerswere hospitalized after their cruisers collided during a pursuitearly Sunday.

But officials say the injuries sustained by Fairfield officerGerald Veneziano - who had just recently returned to patrol dutyafter being shot in a road rage incident last year - and Sgt.Christopher Oswald were not considered serious.

Deputy Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna told The Star-Ledgerof Newark that the crash occurred around 1:10 a.m. At the time,Veneziano and Oswald were assisting Montville police in theirpursuit of a speeding car.

Both Fairfield officers were taken to Morristown MemorialHospital, where Oswald was treated for leg contusions and laterreleased.

Veneziano was admitted with undisclosed injuries that were notconsidered life-threatening.

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