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LI officer hurt when cruiser flips in Queens

January 26, 2011 3:40:22 AM PST
A Nassau County police officer was injured when his cruiser flipped while attempting to pull over a vehicle in Queens.

The officer was attempting the traffic stop on the northbound Cross Island Parkway when he lost control just before 3 a.m.

The cruiser flipped, coming to a rest just over the county line in Queens.

The officer was taken to North Shore University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

It was not immediately known why the officer, who is assigned to Nassau County's Third Precinct, was attempting to pull over the vehicle. That driver got away.

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