SSP reopens following crash involving police car

Chopper 12 was over the scene this morning on the eastbound side by exit 37 in the West Babylon area.

Chopper 12 was over the scene this morning on the eastbound side by exit 37 in the West Babylon area. (2/12/16)

WEST BABYLON - Police say the Southern State Parkway has since reopened following a series of crashes, one involving a police car.

Chopper 12 was over the scene this morning on the eastbound side by exit 37 in the West Babylon area.

Police say the first crash happened around 7 a.m. today.

Shortly after, a police car that responded to the first crash was struck by another car.

Police say that driver swerved to avoid a vehicle that was slowing down when it hit the officer's car.

The officer and driver of the car that hit him were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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