Phila. Officer Charged in I-95 Accident that Injured State Trooper
Posted February 20, 2010 By KYW’s Michelle Durham An off -duty Philadelphia Police officer is under arrest in connection with the accident on I-95 that injured a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in the line of duty early Saturday morning. The accident happened around 4am on Northbound I-95 near the Girard Avenue exit: Â Philadelphia Police Officer Matthew Sharkey has been charged with DUI and Aggravated Assault, according to Pennsylvania State Police Spokesperson Trooper Danea Durham: Â “We got a call in reference to an abandoned vehicle in the travel lanes of I-95 northbound. Two troopers responded. PPA was called to load the vehicle onto the tow truck and while that was happening, unfortunately another driver came and hit the car.” Â Durham says the trooper was pinned to the tow truck. He was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital with a leg fracture. The other trooper and the Philadelphia Parking Authority Tow Truck driver both received minor injuries. Â The 23-year-old Sharkey has been on the Philadelphia police force three years and is assigned to the 17th district.
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