New Sewickley Township police officer hit by vehicle during traffic stop

ECONOMY BOROUGH, Pa. — A New Sewickley Township police officer was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Economy Borough on Monday evening.

Patrolman Jeremy Brown was outside of his vehicle for a traffic stop when he was hit at around 8:30 p.m. at a roundabout at Dunlap Hill Road and Route 989 in Economy Borough, according to New Sewickley Township police.

The driver of the pickup truck that hit the officer stopped and remained at the scene.

The police chief told us when the call came in, he rushed to the scene.

“He called himself to dispatch, requested assistance, because he was struck by a vehicle,” said Chief Greg Carney.

The chief told Channel 11 that Brown was conducting a traffic stop on the southbound lane when he was hit by a Ford F-250 traveling the opposite direction.

“He was not thrown,” Carney said. “He...rolled down the side of the patrol car and around the back of it,”

Brown was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was released from the hospital early Tuesday morning and is recovering at home with his family.

Carney has a message to drivers.

“Slow down, move over off the side of the road as far as you can. Take your time. Use caution,” he said.

This incident is being investigated by the Economy Borough Police Department.

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