MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg City Police officer, another adult and two children were injured Monday night in an accident involving a police cruiser and a car on South Queen Street, according to police and hospital officials.
The accident happened around 9 p.m., according to Martinsburg Police Sgt. John McMillen.
The officer, whom police wouldn't identify, was heading north on South Queen Street to back up another officer who was chasing a motorist. The motorist fled on foot during a traffic stop and was wanted on several warrants, he said.
The dark red Plymouth came onto South Queen Street from West South Street, McMillen said.
Cpl. Brian Yost was in the process of reconstructing the chain of events at press time and no further details were available.
The police cruiser, its windshield smashed and front end crumpled in, appeared to have hit a utility pole on the northeast corner of the intersection.