Police cruiser in grinding crash

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The crash happened in Hamilton Township Sunday night shortly before midnight.</span></div>
January 19, 2009 1:46:57 PM PST
A police officer was one of three people involved in a crash Sunday night in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. It happened short after 10:00 p.m. on Route 50 near mile post 22.4.

Investigators say Officer Eric Bittman, 36, was driving southbound when his cruiser drove into the northbound lane, striking a Buick driven by Susan Cossabone, 50.

Both Officer Bittman and Cossabone had to be taken to the hospital, and were listed in stable condition.

Another driver, 24-year-old Jessica Sumervell, crashed after she swerved to avoid the accident. She was not injured.

Police say the accident was one of several handled Sunday night because of icy roads.

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