UPDATE: Harrisburg Police Officer home recovering after car accident while on crime scene


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Harrisburg City police officer sustained multiple injuries during an early morning crash at the intersection of North 6th St and Radnor St in Harrisburg City on Sunday.

According to Police documents, the unnamed officer was crashed into by 53-year-old Randy Cortez Dawson of Harrisburg Pa. around 1:45 a.m. The officer was sitting inside the parked police cruiser with the flashing lights on when the vehicle was struck.

“The officer is home recovering from his injuries and he will return to duty once he is cleared,” Blake Lynch, community relations for Harrisburg police department said.

abc27 News previously reported that the officer had responded to a shots fired call when Dawson, suspected to be under the influence, collided with the police cruiser.

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Dawson was later arrested for the incident and charged with a DUI.

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