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.

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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