Pedestrian struck by police cruiser Woman escapes injury in mishap

February 14, 1993|By From Staff Reports

A Westminster city police officer struck a local woman with his patrol car and knocked her into her daughter Thursday in an accident that tied up traffic briefly on Main Street at Railroad Avenue, police said.

The two pedestrians were taken to Carroll County General Hospital, examined and released after the 6:23 p.m. accident. No injuries were reported, police said.

City police said that Sgt. Steve Shatzer, 37, assigned to the K-9 patrol unit, was traveling east on Main Street and making a left turn onto Railroad Avenue when he accidentally struck Virginia Colliflower, 49, of the 100 block of John St.

Mrs. Colliflower was knocked backward into her daughter, Phoebe Colliflower, 33, of the same address.

Witnesses told traffic investigators that the sergeant was turning on a green arrow signal and that the women were walking against a red flashing signal when the accident occurred.

Sergeant Shatzer was not charged in the accident.

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