Officer injured in police van crash

July 5, 2012 3:53:51 AM PDT
A Philadelphia police officer was injured early Thursday morning when a car plowed into the back of his police van.

The crash happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. near Germantown Avenue and Dounton Street in the city's Tioga-Nicetown section.

The 23-year-old 39th district police officer was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.

There is no word on what caused the driver of the car to smash into the police van. There is also no word on if that driver will face charges.