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Group of children nearly struck by police cruiser involved in crash during chase


Updated:

STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A police cruiser was badly damaged Sunday afternoon when it was involved in a crash during a pursuit in Stowe Township, authorities said.

The incident was reported shortly after noon in the area of Dohrman Street and Broadway Avenue. Officials said a vehicle believed to have been stolen was being chased at the time of the crash.

Video shared with Channel 11 News shows a group of children standing on a sidewalk and nearly being struck by the cruiser after it was struck.

This is amazing video of four kids nearly hit by a Stowe Township police cruiser after it was T-boned during a chase #wpxi pic.twitter.com/1yO7iBKlCS

– Stephen Banfield (@coachwpxi)November 20, 2016

A Stowe Township police officer who was driving the cruiser was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Further information was not immediately available.

Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for updates.

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