Three police officers injured in crash near Stenton Park

Three undercover police officers from the 39th district were injured in a Wednesday afternoon car accident that left one in critical condition.

Just after 2:30 p.m., the officers were driving on Windrum Avenue in an unmarked Ford Taurus which was reportedly sideswiped by a Pontiac at the intersection of 18th Street and Windrum Avenue. The impact caused the Ford to slam into a utility pole.

The officer in the passenger seat, Raymond Hein, a 40-year-old who joined the force in June 1998, suffered a broken pelvis and leg. He remains in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.

The other officers’s names were not released. A male officer, who was driving, suffered minor injuries and was expected to be treated and released. A female officer, who sat in the backseat, suffered back injuries; she is expected to stay at Einstein for some time, police said.

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The man driving the Pontiac, whose identity has not been released, was last listed in stable condition at Einstein. The accident remains under investigation.

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