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Utica Police officer knocked unconscious after head-on collision

By WKTV News

UPDATE: UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Police have arrested a Mary Jo Edick, 47, for DWI, Aggravated DWI and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after a head-on collision that left a Utica Police officer unconscious.

It happened on York Street around 8 p.m. Sunday night.

Police say Edick was driving north and drifted into oncoming traffic.

Officer Charles Goldstein was responding to an alarm on Noyes Street.

Police say Edick struck the police cruiser on the driver's side.

Goldstein suffered a concussion and lacerations to his head and neck, and back pain.

It was a witness who opened the door and pulled Goldstein from his cruiser.

That witness says she was driving behind Edick. She says she looked away for a moment, then heard the loud crash, and saw the aftermath.

Goldstein was rushed to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

After the collision, Edick's vehicle came to rest in the yard at Mohawk Valley Psych Center.

Edick refused medical treatment. She also refused a Breathalyzer test.

Witnesses tell police Edick got out of her car saying the officer hit her car. Her son, was heard saying it was all his fault.

Child Protective Services has been called.

More charges are pending for Edick.

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