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Washington Township Police Officer OK After Crash

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Washington Township police Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT file photo

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A Washington Township police officer's cruiser was struck by another vehicle as she headed to a burglar alarm, the Pascack Press reported.

Officer Heather Castronova was passing a row of stopped cars on Pascack Road with the cruiser's lights and siren on just after 4 p.m. Thursday when the driver of the car in front pulled out to make a left, according to Capt. Gregg Hackbarth, the report says .

Her car hit the cruiser, damaging her car and flattening the tire on the officer's vehicle, it says .

Castronova told Daliy Voice she wasn't seriously injured -- "just sore" -- after x-rays were taken and she was released from HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

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