BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Falls Township Police say an officer was injured in an accident while in pursuit of theft suspects on Thursday evening.
The officer responded to a call of a retail theft in progress at a Best Buy located on Commerce Boulevard.
Police say a chase ensued after security personnel identified the suspect’s vehicle to an officer.
During the pursuit, police say the officer struck another driver at the intersection of Oxford Valley Road and Commerce Boulevard in Fairless Hills.
Authorities say that it appears that the driver “turned in front of the officer” which caused the collision.
St. Mary’s Trauma Center admitted the officer and listed him in serious condition. The center also admitted the driver of the other vehicle but the driver’s condition is unknown at this time.
Four people were taken into custody for questioning in connection to the alleged theft.
Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to contact the Falls Township Police at 215-949-9100.