WILKES-BARRE -- A city police officer was taken to the hospital after a crash Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre.
It happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of North River Street and Courtright Avenue.
The wheel of a police SUV is torn off, the passenger side is mangled, and an officer was sent to the hospital after an ugly crash on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre.
"All I heard was, 'bang' bang,' when I walked out the door, and it just scared me," said Sheila Davis.
People who saw the crash say the police cruiser was traveling down North River Street and the black SUV was coming from Courtright Avenue when they crashed at the intersection.
The cruiser then struck a pole. It's not clear who had the green light, but we do know the police SUV was new, on the road for just two months. Now, it may be totaled.
"Oh, my gosh, I hope he's OK. But I was glad he got out of the car and walked away. He limped away, i should say," said Davis.
Authorities said the police officer was not seriously hurt but was taken to a hospital.
Wilkes-Barre police are handling the investigation.