NJ Police Officer Crashes Cruiser Into Dunkin’ Donuts

A New Jersey police car and a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant became one Friday (September 19) after the police cruiser crashed into the stereotypical police favorite.

In a report on the crash of the police car into the Dunkin’ Donuts, Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell had a bit of fun discussing the incident.

“We could make the joking suggestion that the officers were upset the store had opened late (it hadn’t — it was actually open), or we could just report that the accident occurred after the police vehicle collided with another car. An unidentified Winslow Township officer suffered minor injuries while the other driver reportedly refused medical treatment.”

In a separate report on NBC Bay Area, the west coast NBC affiliate reported that the accident occurred at 11 a.m. in Berlin, New Jersey.

While the accident appears to have caused part of the police car to enter the Dunkin’ Donuts, the Bay Area NBC station reported that no employees or customers were hurt in the collision.

So far, there has been no word on damages to the building itself, the station reported, though one would assume that it would run in the tens of thousands of dollars, if not higher.

The station added that the cause of the accident is still under investigation, noting that the officer was not responding to a call at the time.

Police cars having accidents is nothing new, of course, as the Inquisitr noted in an August 11 article about a high-speed police pursuit that ended in the deaths of six people.

In that case, one car held three adult passengers and one teenager, while another car held a driver, who had an outstanding warrant for felony driving while under the influence, and his cousin. Both were killed in the wreck.

The accident happened at around 8:20 p.m. in the evening near Houston, Texas, and reached speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, “so fast my guy couldn’t keep up,” Dickson Police Capt. Jay Jaekel told the Galveston Daily News.

In that accident, Sebastian Yanez told KHOU-TV that he found out about the death of his father in that car accident after frantically trying to reach his family.

“I was in my house, I was trying to call my mom, dad and uncle. I called them three times and no one answered, then I got a call from the League City Police Department and that’s how I got the news.”

Yanez’s family was returning from doing laundry at the time of the wreck.

[Image via Screenshot / NBCBayArea.com]