South Brunswick police officer hurt in crash along Route 130

A South Brunswick police officer was hurt after another vehicle rear-ended his police cruiser.

A South Brunswick police officer and another driver were both hurt in this crash.

A South Brunswick police officer and another driver were both hurt in this crash. (4/25/16)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - A South Brunswick police officer was hurt after another vehicle rear-ended his police cruiser.

Police spokesman Capt. Jim Ryan says that the crash happened around 1:45 p.m. Monday. The officer had just pulled over a tractor-trailer for speeding on Route 130 south. While the officer was sitting inside his car on the shoulder of the road writing out the summons, he was struck from behind by another vehicle.

Ryan says that the driver of the other car drove onto the grass just prior to hitting the cruiser. The cruiser was pushed about 30 feet after the crash.

Both the officer and the driver of the other car were hurt. They were taken to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center to be treated for injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Route 130 was briefly closed while first responders tended to the injured, but has been reopened.

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