Suffolk County police officer crashes trying to thwart wrong-way driver in Selden

A Suffolk County police officer was in a car crash after he observed a wrong-way driver in Selden. Authorities say the officer was riding in

Authorities say the officer was riding in an unmarked car when he saw a vehicle heading the wrong way on County Road 83 this morning.

Authorities say the officer was riding in an unmarked car when he saw a vehicle heading the wrong way on County Road 83 this morning. (9/7/13)

SELDEN - A Suffolk County police officer was in a car crash after he observed a wrong-way driver in Selden.

Authorities say the officer was riding in an unmarked car when he saw a vehicle heading the wrong way on County Road 83 this morning.

Sources told News 12 that the officer turned to cross the median in an attempt to stop the driver, but was hit by two other vehicles.

The wrong-way driver fled the scene. No arrests were made.

There were no injuries reported after the accident.

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