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North Arlington police officer injured in crash

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A rookie North Arlington police officer was undergoing surgery at University Hospital in Newark this morning after being seriously injured in a crash while headed to a medical call last night.

The 32-year-old officer, hired in July, sustained a broken hip and ribs and internal injuries, authorities said.

His car slammed into a utility pole on the driver’s side door while headed south on Schuyler Avenue around 10 o’clock last night, North Arlington Police Chief Louis Ghione told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Investigators from Ghione’s fatal crash team and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Unit were investigating.

“We believe the car hit either a puddle or patch of oil,” the chief said.

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