Officer, pedestrian injured in SUV pursuit
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 9:06 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Officials say a police officer and a pedestrian were critically injured in a crash in a pursuit of a sport utility vehicle that led to the arrest of the driver.
The SUV driver was treated after the 6:30 p.m. Saturday crash and is in custody, Harrisburg police said.
The city police officer's vehicle crashed and flipped onto its roof, Cpl. Atah Akakpo-Marin told The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News. He remained in critical but stable condition on Sunday.
A female pedestrian struck during the crash also was critically injured, police said, and a police dog named Thor was injured.
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