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Officer gets electrical shock when utility pole lands on cruiser

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Officer gets electrical shock when utility pole lands on cruiser Officer gets electrical shock when utility pole lands on cruiser
DEPTFORD -

A Washington Township police officer who had just arrived at a crash scene suffered an electrical shock when a passing box truck struck a utility pole that fell onto his cruiser.

Washington Township Police Sgt. Michael Ferris arrived at the crash scene Thursday around 4 a.m. in Deptford.

The crash involving the box truck occurred moments later.

The collision sent the pole into Ferris' cruiser, causing an air bag to deploy and leaving him with facial injuries.

Ferris left the vehicle but was shocked when he tried to reopen the door.

He was being treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries not considered life threatening.

No injuries were reported in the accident Ferris was responding to or the box truck crash.

AP wires helped contribute to this report.

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