Bound Brook cop escapes serious injury in crash

BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer escaped serious injury when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle.

Bound Brook police tell The Star-Ledger ( that officer Gerard Flanagan was executing a three-point turn on Mountain Road when the collision occurred around 8:50 p.m. Monday. Flanagan had responded to a report of an alarm going off at a nearby location shortly before the crash occurred.

Flanagan was treated at a hospital for back, arm and neck pain and was later released. The driver of the other car was not hurt.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

No summonses have been issued, though the investigation is ongoing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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