08/31/11 New Castle Police Car Involved in Downtown Accident
Date and Time:
Location: Mercer Street New Castle, Pennsylvania Lawrence County
08/31 A New Castle Police officer in route to an auto accident on Cascade Street became involved in his own accident when the cruiser he was operating struck a car making a left hand turn on Mercer Street. According to witnesses, the officer’s vehicle had lights and siren operating as he attempted to pass the south bound passenger vehicle near the Capitol Grill. According to New Castle State Police, the officer, David Maiella, age 30 of New Castle suffered a minor neck injury and taken to Jameson Hospital. The driver of the passenger vehicle, 28 year-old Dorothy S. Myers, also suffered a minor neck injury and was taken to Jameson Hospital. Two young children who were in car seats in the Myers vehicle were not injured. They were taken by their father in a private vehicle also to Jameson Hospital. It is not known if any of the drivers involved will be sited in the crash.