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Geneva police car totaled in crash

Published: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 8:11 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – A driver was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions after she struck a Geneva police car that had pulled over another driver, according to police reports.

Barbara Lebin, 69, of the 0-99 block of Bedford Lane, Geneva, was driving a 2009 Toyota Venza and failed to stop for a fully marked police car with lights on about 7:45 a.m. Sept. 17 in the curb lane of the 1200 block of West State Street, Geneva, according to reports. 

When Lebin struck the police car, a 2013 Ford Taurus with 19,000 miles, it pushed the vehicle into a 2004 Suzuki ZL-7 that the officer had pulled over, according to reports. Police Cmdr. Julie Nash said in an email that the patrol car was totaled.

Nash said once police have a cost, they will take a request to replace the patrol car to the Geneva City Council.

Patrolman Christopher Reading, 26, drove himself to Dreyer Medical Clinic on Fabyan Parkway for treatment, according to the report. Nash said the officer is fine. 

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