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Penn State Police Officer Flown to Trauma Center After Being Hit on Bicycle

by on September 25, 2012 3:24 PM

A Penn State Police officer had been on duty when she was hit by a car and flown to Altoona for treatment Tuesday morning. 

State College Police said Officer Jennifer Williams, 27, was riding her police bicycle when Walter Browne, 57, collided with her at 6:36 a.m. on the 600 block of East Park Avenue.

Browne, of Bellefonte, was driving a Hyundai Elantra and police said no traffic violations are expected.

No impairments such as drug or alcohol use at the time of the accident are suspected, police said. 

Williams was life-flighted to Altoona where she will be treated in the trauma center. Lt. Keith Robb said that while police can not discuss her condition, she is expected "to be OK." 

Police responded to the scene as Park Avenue is within their jurisdiction. The accident is under investigation. 

  • In other news, police released few details and said the State College department received a report on Monday that a woman was sexually assaulted by a man known to her over the weekend. 

The incident is under investigation.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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