An Akron Police cruiser that was escorting a funeral procession along Darrow Road, just a block from the Newcomer Funeral Home, was hit by another driver, according to police.
The officer had to be extracted from the cruiser, and was taken to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other driver, a 21-year-old woman, had minor injuries, and was cited for several violations, including driving under a suspended license.
See the full release from the Akron Police Department below:
(APD) Accident involving cruiser doing a funeral escort:
Shortly before 2:00pm this afternoon, an officer in a marked cruiser was doing a funeral escort for the Newcomer Funeral Home, located at 131 North Canton Road. As the procession drove north bound on Darrow Road, about a block north of the funeral home, the cruiser was struck by a Chevy Malibu driven by a 21 year old female from Dudley Street in Akron. The officer was confined, due to the damage of the cruiser. The officer was removed from the cruiser and transported to Akron City Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The 21 year old female driver and her passenger where transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General with non-life threatening injuries. The driver was cited for left turn approaching traffic, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and right of way for a funeral procession. The driver also had a warrant for driving on s suspended license from Copley Police Department.