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TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) A Trenton Police Officer was left with minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle traveling down Stuyvesant Ave between Hoffman Ave. The occupants of the vehicle were left traumatized. The Driver of the vehicle Tanijai Hill of Trenton stated, “Thursday at approximately 4:25 pm I was involved in an accident in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Ave. I was driving down Stuyvesant Ave after picking my daughter up from the after-school program. Driving at a speed of approximately 25-30mph. As I approach the intersection of Stuyvesant & Hoffman Ave I was forced to slam on breaks striking a Trenton Police officer. As a Trenton Police officer decided he would swiftly turn around to chase another pedestrian on a dirt bike. Dirt bikes are a problem in the city. Cool granted! Trying to chase them on these dirt bikes is doing more harm than good to city residents. I am traumatized as well as my two children that were in the car ( A’Zaria age 10 & A’Mori age 6). I am still in total disbelief at the series of events that took place yesterday. I am very thankful because it could’ve been worst. The pedestrian operating the dirt bike could’ve easily struck my vehicle with my children in it. The drivers behind me were forced to slam on breaks too. When the officers got to the accident scene, they automatically tended to the officer as if he wasn’t at fault. I was honestly confused! Even though I know myself & my children will never receive the proper apology for the officer’s mistake. Due diligence should definitely be given as I will be seeking compensation for the damages my vehicle sub-stained. I am a hard-working mother of two children so to now have to come out of my pocket to pay a $1000 deductible to my insurance to replace my windshield is beyond absurd to me. I haven’t even had the new car that I worked so hard to purchase for two months yet. Super unfair to me!!! I have never been in any trouble so to literally have my first accident & involve a Police officer is mind-boggling, to say the least.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.