Driver killed in crash with Hackensack police cruiser

A driver has died after being involved in a crash with a Hackensack police cruiser Thursday afternoon, according to the town’s mayor.

Driver killed in crash with a Hackensack police cruiser.

Driver killed in crash with a Hackensack police cruiser. (3/31/16)

HACKENSACK - A driver has died after being involved in a crash with a Hackensack police cruiser Thursday afternoon, according to the town’s mayor.

Mayor John Labrosse tells News 12 New Jersey that the Hackensack police officer was responding to a motorcycle crash scene and was traveling along Summit Avenue when another car pulled out of a side street and was struck by the officer. Labrosse says that the officer was using sirens and flashing lights at the time of the crash.

The 67-year-old driver of that car was pronounced dead. The officer sustained minor injuries, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The identity of the driver was not immediately released by officials. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.

The motorcycle crash the Hackensack officer was responding to was the result of a police pursuit that began in Paramus. A Paramus police officer tried to pull over Salvatore Deangelis, 31, for a traffic violation, but Deangelis allegedly sped away.

The Paramus officer pursued Deangelis, who then crashed his motorcycle on Spring Valley Avenue near Coles Street in Maywood. He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. He was charged with eluding police.

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