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Police: Fleeing woman strikes officer, school van in Allentown

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 03 2012 02:15:21 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 04 2012 06:27:24 AM CDT

Police: Woman arrested after striking officer with car

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A woman was arrested Wednesday after running into an officer with her car and then crashing into a school van, police said.

Officers were called to the Family Dollar store on Allen Street in Allentown for a report of a retail theft, police said.

After one of the officers got out of his car, he was hit by a woman who was fleeing the scene, said police, who noted that the officer was not seriously injured.

The woman, police said, continued driving until she collided with a First Student school van at Ninth and Allen streets.

There were no students in the van at the time of the crash.