Woman cited in crash involving Salem cruiser

SALEM – A 28-year-old Alliance woman was cited for right of way after her car struck a Salem police cruiser on Sunday, sending the officer to Salem Regional Medical Center.

According to the highway patrol report released Wednesday, Courtney Michelle Eberly struck the cruiser driven by officer David P. Young, who was responding to a call and following another police cruiser at 1:57 p.m. Sunday.

Young was running lights and sirens northbound on Lincoln Avenue and passing through the State Street intersection when his cruiser was struck by Eberly. The impact caused his vehicle to go off the right side into a light pole.

Young was taken to the local hospital with possible injuries.