An Atlantic City K-9 officer and his canine partner, Vader, were injured Sunday morning when two Delaware men allegedly slammed their vehicle into the patrol car, The Press of Atlantic City reported.
Police responded to reports that a car hit several parked cars on an Atlantic City street around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers who responded to the scene saw the suspects speeding and turning the wrong way onto a one-way street.
The Delaware men fled on foot after crashing into the K-9 officer’s patrol car. Police apprehended the men a short distance away.
Seven cars were reportedly damaged by the Delaware men. The owners of the damaged vehicles may be able to recover damages from the Delaware men or their insurers. As with any car accident cases in Riverside, CA involving property damage, consulting an experienced car accident attorney can help insure that victims receive the most compensation for their medical injuries and property damages from the responsible parties.
The K-9 officer received treatment for minor injuries at an area hospital. Vader was treated and released from a local animal hospital.
One of the suspects was a 23-year-old Newark man. The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Newark man was charged with DUI, assault by auto, reckless driving, and driving while suspended, among other things.
The other suspect was a 21-year-old Wilmington man. He was reportedly charged with DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, driving on the sidewalk, and leaving the scene of an accident, among other things.
Police said that additional charges are pending and that no bail was set.