Minor injuries after car crashes into Munroe Falls police car on Circle

by Holly Schoenstein | Reporter Published:

Tallmadge -- The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a Munroe Falls police car Saturday morning while driving around the Circle has been released from Akron City Hospital.

According to Tallmadge Police Lt. Ronald Williams, the city's emergency medical services transported the driver to the hospital for minor, unspecified injuries she suffered during the crash that happened around 9:30 a.m. She was released from the hospital Monday.

"She became disoriented as she went around the Circle," Williams said, according to witnesses. "She exited abruptly [at North Avenue] and went over a traffic [divider]. The patrol car was stationary on North Avenue, waiting to enter the Circle."

The cruiser was stopped behind another southbound-facing vehicle that wasn't struck.

An on-duty Munroe Falls police officer suffered bumps, bruises and abrasions from the airbag when the woman's vehicle hit his. Another Munroe Falls Police officer drove the injured officer to an unspecified Summa health care facility.

Williams said the woman allegedly had a medical condition that contributed to the manner in which she was driving. He declined to disclose further details because of medical privacy laws.

The crash damaged the left front areas of both vehicles. Both were towed from the scene.

It's unclear whether the woman was cited.

For more, see the Jan. 13 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

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