Police Car Collides With Motorcycle Officer Ejecting Him

Dover – A Dover Police Officer was hospitalized following an accident early Friday morning. The motorcycle officer was assisting in the escort of a large procession that was traveling to Wilmington from Dover for the funeral of Cpl. Stephan Ballard of the Delaware State Police, according to officials.

Authorities said at approximately 5:00 am, the procession merged onto Delaware Route 1 near exit 104. As the Cpl. Jason Pfeiffer attempted to pass the procession on the left in order to get to the front, another officer operating a Dodge Charger police cruiser, swerved into the same lane.

Cpl. Pfeiffer struck the rear of the vehicle, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Cpl. Pfeiffer, who is an 11-year veteran of the Dover Police Department, was hospitalized with a broken leg, facial laceration, and other non-life threatening injuries, according to officials. The accident remains under investigation by the Dover Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

Image Credits: Dover Pol;ice

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