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Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department


On 8/15/2000 Officer Joseph Lutkowski, was involved in a motor vehicle accident on SR 196 in Coolbaugh Township. After a Pocono Produce Truck crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and struck his patrol car which was traveling south on Sr 196. The truck caused severe damage to the driver side of the patrol car. Officer Lutkowski was entrapped in the vehicle until the door was pried open by Coolbaugh Twp. Fire Dept. Officer Lutkowski was taken to CMC in Scranton for treatment for back and neck injuries. The accident is being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police from Swiftwater. Charges will be pending conclusion of the investigation.