SEA GIRT, NJ—The borough police officer who hit a building with a patrol car Tuesday night has been released from the hospital with minor injuries, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said.
The 27-year-old male Class II officer — whose name has not been released — was responding to a first aid call just after 5:45 p.m. when the unmarked Ford Explorer left the roadway and crashed into a building on Beacon Boulevard, the Prosecutor's Office said.
The car struck a cottage before hitting a trailer on the same property and coming to a rest, officials said.
No residents were on the property at the time of the incident, according to police.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Serious Collision Analysis Response Team, authorities said.
The officer — who has worked for the department since June — was brought to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Trauma Unit, where he consented to a blood test and turned over his cellphone to investigators, the Prosecutor's Office said.
The vehicle was towed to Monmouth County Central Motor Pool for further investigation, officials said.
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