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Critically injured Buffalo Police officer comes out of medically induced coma

Buffalo Police are reporting a positive medical update on the condition of Officer Jonathan Negron.

Negron suffered extensive injuries at the end of a June 3 police chase that began in Buffalo and ended in Cheektowaga.

Police said Negron was pursuing a stolen car when the suspect's car crashed into a light pole. The pole then fell onto Negron's squad car, causing injuries to the officer's brain and spinal cord.

He had been in a medically-induced coma at Erie County Medical Center, but department officials reportedly said Negron woke up Sunday and was able to speak.

The alleged driver, a 16-year-old male, has been charged with second-degree assault and unlawfully fleeing from police in a motor vehicle.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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