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Police Officer Crashes Near College
A Whitpain Township Police officer was injured early Tuesday when he crashed on Morris Road, east of Route 202, next to the Montgomery County Community College campus. He is identified as an eleven-year veteran, 36-year-old Steve Nickel. Police say he lost control of his patrol car and struck a utility pole shortly after 3:00am while responding to a report of a burglary in progress on North Wales Road. The Center Square Fire Company and Second Alarmers Rescue Squad extricated him from the car, and he was released from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in good condition after treatment. Other police arrested a juvenile at the burglary scene.