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East Brunswick Police Officer Injured in Collision

Officer Jeffrey Dougherty was directing traffic Wednesday morning on Route 18 when his car was struck from behind by a motorist.

An East Brunswick police officer was injured Wednesday morning while directing traffic on Route 18.

Patrolman Jeffrey Dougherty was in a marked police car with its emergency lights on at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, when he was struck from behind by a 1993 Volvo driven by Louise Orlowski, 81, of New Brunswick, according to a Nixle alert from East Brunswick Police Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Kevin Zebro.

Dougherty was in a road construction work zone when he was struck. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for evaluation, according to the alert.

Dougherty sustained minor injuries and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for an evaluation, according to the alert.

Orlowski was issued summonses for careless driving, failure to maintain a lane and failure to obey directions during emergency conditions, according to the alert.

l berman February 13, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Our prayers go out for a speedy recovery. I think is is about time we start to face the harsh reality that seniors should be reevaluated and not just an instant renewal. Driving is NOT a right it is a privilege
Ralph Wiggums February 14, 2013 at 02:28 AM
I know people like to rip on the police because they get paid to sit in the road in front of construction sites and such, but if this cop wasn't there in his car the results would probably be different and we would be reading about some innocent people being run over just for doing their jobs. Hope the officer has a speedy recovery and the guys working in the work zone get that guy a nice meal and a hearty handshake.
Daniel February 14, 2013 at 03:02 AM
I think everyone needs to slow down on the road and stop rushing everywhere. The road has become much more congested and dangerous the last few years and it is only getting more crazy.
WMS826 February 18, 2013 at 01:07 PM
You have the injury report twice in the story. Please advise the third grader who writes for you to correct it. Where was the protective barrier between him and traffic, we do not use cops as human shields for construction workers.


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