2 police cars collide when officer runs red light
Posted: July 24, 2014 - 12:14am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle.

Police tell The Post-Standard that 35-year-old Officer Robert Harrington was driving a marked car late Tuesday morning when he failed to stop for a red light at an intersection and drove into an unmarked vehicle driven by 51-year-old Detective Edward MacBlane.

Police say Harrington was distracted looking at his computer when the accident occurred.

Officials say Harrington was responding to a suspicious person complaint and didn't have his vehicle's siren or emergency lights on.

Neither man was injured. No tickets have been issued.

The Latest

Breaking NewsRig, minivan wreck along Route 11 in Espy

1:46pm - ESPY — A minivan drifted across Route 11 Friday and crashed...

Front PagePolice: Shots fired

Salem Township ‘targeted attack’ probed

Front PagePossum pranksters punished

Two must pay fines, fees after admitting guilt in wildlife stunt

Front PageCops: Speeding felon had handgun, heroin

Police: Danville-area man was picking up child

Front PageColumbia County taxes rise

Commissioners blame drugs, crime for deficit dilemma