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Philadelphia Cop, Member Of Mayor Nutter’s Security Detail, Injured In 2-Car Crash

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia police officer, who was en-route to pick up Mayor Nutter, was injured in a two-car crash early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. along Martin Luther King Drive near Montgomery Drive in Fairmount Park.

According to investigators, 45-year-old Nicholas Campolongo, a Philadelphia Police officer who is a member of Mayor Nutter’s security detail, was driving a city-owned SUV northbound on MLK Drive. As the officer was attempting to turn onto Montgomery Drive, a civilian vehicle traveling southbound slammed into the city vehicle, spinning it around.

Campolongo, a 23-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.