A Philadelphia Police officer who is a member of Mayor Nutter’s security detail was involved in a two-car crash which happened Tuesday morning at the crowded corner of Montgomery Drive and MLK Drive.
According to investigators, the 45-year-old Nicholas Campolongo was driving a city-owned SUV northbound on MLK Drive and en-route to fetch Mayor Nutter from his home.
As the officer was negotiating a turn at Montgomery Drive, a civilian vehicle traveling southbound slammed into the city vehicle, turning it around. The crash happened at about 7:30 o’clock in the morning along Martin Luther King Drive near Montgomery Drive in Fairmount Park.
Campolongo, a 45-year veteran of the force, was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital for treatment and observation. He is listed in stable condition. The civilian driver was also taken to Hahnemann for treatment of minor injuries.
Investigators say the officer was on his way to pick up Mayor Nutter from his home.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to the police, the veteran officer was driving a city vehicle and was on his way to fetch the good Mayor Nutter from his home.
The veteran officer was delivered to Hahnemann Hospital where he is undergoing treatment and observation. Medical staff stated that he is listed in stable condition.
The other vehicle was operated by a civilian who sustained minor injuries. He was also transported to Hahnemann Hospital.
Due to the crash, Authorities closed the eastbound lanes for approximately one hour while an investigation was conducted.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The names of the other individual involved are not identified.
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