A police officer from Newburgh, New York was seriously injured in a car accident on November 13, 2009 when his police cruiser collided with two school buses. He is currently recovering at Westchester Medical Center.
Officer Thomas Canavan was first transported to St. Francis Hospital after the accident. Officer Canavan reportedly suffered several fractures of his leg, but thankfully his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
There were 33 students from the Newburgh public schools on the buses at the time of the accident. Four of the students suffered injuries. The New York State Police are investigating the cause of the accident, including a possible medical emergency directly prior to the crash.
Newburgh cop recovering after crash, Time Record, Doyle Murphy, November 13, 2009.