Orangetown Officer Injured When Police Car is Hit in Nyack

Police officer was responding to a bar fight on Main Street.

An Orangetown police officer suffered a leg injury Sunday when his patrol car was struck broadside on Main Street in Nyack as he was on his way to investigate a bar fight.

Two occupants of the 2011 Toyota Camry that struck the police car were also injured. They and the police officer were all taken to Nyack Hospital for treatment.

Orangetown police said the town's accident investigation unit is reviewing the 12:22 a.m. incident at Main Street and Franklin Street.

The town officer was on his way to the Pour House, 102 Main St., when he got to the intersection with his emergency lights and sirens turned on. Police said the patrol car was struck by the Camry, driven by a 24-year-old Spring Valley woman.

Both cars sustained extensive damage.

A short time later on Main Street, at about 12:47 a.m., three 19-year-olds from Orange County were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after they were throwing items at Turiello's Pizza, 76 Main St., police said.

And, at 4:08 a.m., a 29-year-old Nyack man was charged with harassment and resisting arrest. Police said he became combative and verbally threatened to stab an Orangetown police officer as police were attempting to clear the sidewalk in front of Black Bear Saloon, 82 Main St.

On Saturday, several Orangetown police officers were nearly struck by a car on Main Street as they and Nyack Fire Department members were investigating a gas leak at a Nyack restaurant. An Orangeburg woman, police said, drove onto a blocked section of Main Street and was later charged with drunken driving.

Chris September 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
This was not in front of Black Bear as I live right next door. When I heard the noise I took a look out side and saw flashing lights coming from up the street.
Patrick September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Nyack is becoming a dump.
Alan D. September 25, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Close the bars at midnight. Let the police officer's stay home. If Nyack needs police officers on horseback during the weekend, then clearly there is a problem. Please, please, Mayor, close the bars at midnight.
Concerned September 25, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Nyack on weekend nights becomes another place. At around 10 PM, you feel the mood shift - it gets more manic and then, soon after, more threatening. Nyack residents who aren't the minority "party crowd" stay inside, or go somewhere sane like Piermont. There's got to be a better way to bring money into the town.
joie September 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I have said this before as Nyack has been my home away from home for so many years but given the towns decision to allow Blackbear, Pourhouse and now Mojos (really began with virgillios) has destroyed what once was so cool about Nyack. Outdoor dining summer nights (forget that past 8pm on main st), the music scene...which totally blows as most bars are catering to the college crowd tastes so except for ODs which maintains catering to the above 35 crowd and draw great bands most weekends...otherwise, prefer piermont. The food choices, the music, outside dining and most importantly no parking issues or college crowd nonsense to contend with. Truly enjoyable. So sad what has become of Nyack.


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