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Police officer, bystander remain in critical condition after cra - abc27 WHTM

Police officer, bystander remain in critical condition after crash

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Christopher Slaughter (submitted) Christopher Slaughter (submitted)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg police officer and a woman critically injured in a weekend crash remained hospitalized for treatment of their injuries Monday.

Selina Martin, a bystander who was pinned underneath a police SUV involved in the crash, was listed in critical condition at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Officer Daniel Peiper, who was flown to the hospital after the crash Saturday evening, was in critical condition on Monday, according to Harrisburg Police Chief Pierre Ritter. He has been in critical condition since the crash. 

Authorities have said 29-year-old Christopher Slaughter, of Harrisburg, was fleeing officers when he collided with the police SUV at 6th and Forrest streets. The police vehicle was launched into the air and landed on Martin.

"The car crushed her, crushed her heart, crushed her lungs, messed her spleen up, and crushed her pelvis," Martin's fiance, Barry Haywood, told abc27 News. "She's gotta get her pelvis rebuilt, so she's in bad condition, messed up for the rest of her life."

Officer Peiper's K-9, Thor, was undergoing treatment at the Rossmoyne Animal Emergency and Trauma Center in Mechanicsburg. Sabrena Myerhoff, owner of the animal hospital, said Monday that Thor suffered internal bruising, but has been taken off IV fluids and is expected to recover. According to Ritter he has been cleared for release from the hospital. 

Slaughter received minor injuries in the crash and was being held in Dauphin County Prison on $125,000 cash bail.

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