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Van 'tapped' police car in Highway 14 accident

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Gazette Staff
July 10, 2010
— Police have not released full details of a crash on Highway 14 Thursday involving an elderly woman and a police squad car.

Lt. Andy Long of the Walworth Police Department said officers from the villages of Darien and Walworth were trying to stop a van driven by a woman with an undisclosed medical condition at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.


The woman was southbound on Highway 14 “about halfway between” Darien and the village of Walworth at about 9:50 a.m. Thursday, when she drove her van into the front end of a village of Walworth Police Department squad car at a low speed, Long said.


The woman’s van “tapped” the squad car, causing minor damages to both vehicles, Long said.


Long said officers and the woman were uninjured in the incident, but he could not verify the woman’s age or identity or whether she was transported to a medical facility.


Long declined further comment, saying that the village of Darien Police Department and Walworth County Sheriff’s Office were handling reports and an investigation of the incident.


The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office on Friday said no records were available on the incident, and Darien Police Department on Friday did not respond to media requests for reports on the incident.



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