NJ officer, motorist injured in head-on collision

July 23, 2012 8:45:37 PM PDT
A police officer and a motorist are injured after a head-on collision in Atlantic County.

The accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on the 500 block of South New Road in Absecon near Holy Spirit High School.

Officials say an Absecon police officer's cruiser and an SUV collided head-on.

The SUV overturned and struck a utility pole, breaking the pole.

Both the police officer and the driver of the SUV were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Approximately 600 Atlantic City Electric customers lost power due to the broken utility pole.

Police continue to investigate.