Authorities in charge of the investigation from the Pennsylvania State Police have identified the police officer that was seriously hurt in a road accident in Lehighton, PA on Monday, April 15th, 2013. Police working closely with accident investigation teams currently estimate that Matthew Bender was injured when he was struck by a passing motorist as he walked along or attempted to cross East Bridge Street.
Scene of the Accident
According to the statements released by police, Matthew Bender sustained injuries of an unspecified nature and was transported by emergency response personnel to Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital where an update on his condition was not made immediately available by hospital staff. The driver of the vehicle that struck Bender has since been identified as Mark Binder, who currently faces drunk driving related charges stemming from the accident.