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Janesville officer hurt in squad crash

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Gazette staff
March 22, 2012
— A Janesville police officer was treated and released at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital after a crash in his squad car at 4 p.m. Friday in Janesville.

Officer Benjamin Biddick, 34, was traveling north on Cornelia Street when his squad car collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Edward L. Smith, 19, of 702 Prairie St., Janesville, in the uncontrolled intersection with Walker Street, according to a Rock County Sheriff's Office report.


Smith was cited for causing injury by driving without a license, driving without insurance, unreasonable speed, non-registration, displaying false registration plates and failure to transfer plates.


Smith was not injured.


The squad car sustained moderate damage.



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