PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia Police officer was injured in a crash overnight when he swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway.
It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Parkside Avenues in the city’s Wynnefield neighborhood.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Kensington Leaves 2 Men Dead, Another Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Police say when an animal ran in front of the officer’s cruiser, he swerved to avoid it and struck a pole.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Most Popular Pet Names In 2021
He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.MORE NEWS: Doylestown, Buckingham Township House Fire Leaves Man Dead
The 45-year-old officer is a 20-year veteran of the police force.