Greece Police Officer Trapped Following Crash
A Greece Police officer was trapped in her car for over an hour early Friday morning after her car slid off the road and crashed into a telephone pole.
Greece police say she was driving a marked patrol car north on Island Cottage Road around one o'clock Friday morning when the slippery conditions caused her to slide off the road.
Her car hit an RG&E pole and then came to rest against a chain link fence. The pole fell down and blocked the other side of the car, trapping her inside.
Police say it is lucky she was trapped inside because she did not know live wires had fallen down on the hood of the car. It took nearly an hour and a half to get her out.
Lt. Richard Downs, of the Greece Police Department, said, "North Greece Fire Department responded. They were unable to extricate our officer due to the live wires on the car. We immediately called for RG&E. They had a quick response however it was a lengthy procedure to get all the power shut off."
Police say the officer suffered a hand injury and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The power was knocked out in the area for some time while RG&E crews repaired the lines.