New Jersey woman escaping police custody struck by car: report

A New Jersey woman was hit by a car as she was trying to escape from police custody on Friday night, according to a local report.

The 33-year-old woman was struck by a car in Burlington County, N.J., around 11 p.m. on Friday, according to WPVI-TV, which cited authorities.

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Danielle Colon, of Camden, N.J., was being taken to the police station after running from police when she somehow got free and jumped out of the patrol car, escaping for a second time, the station reported, adding that as she was trying to flee, a driver slammed into her on Route 73 in Maple Shade, N.J.

Maple Shade police reportedly recognized Colon as someone wanted on a warrant when she fled.

Colon was taken to an area hospital, where she was listed in stable condition with a broken leg and was released on a criminal summons pending court, the television station reported.

Colon faces several charges, including resisting arrest, escape and obstruction.

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The driver of the vehicle that hit Colon stopped at the scene, according to the news outlet, which added that no officers were injured.