LINCOLN PARK (WWJ/AP) – A Downriver police officer stepped in after a pizza delivery driver was injured in a car crash to make sure a still-warm order made it to its destination.

Lincoln Park police Cpl. Joe Sparks tells The Detroit News that Monday’s collision sent the Jet’s Pizza driver to a hospital with bruises and a sore head. Sparks spotted an oven bag in the wrecked car before it was towed and realized the delivery address was nearby.

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“This guy was very upset and concerned that his job was not going to be finished,” adds police chief Raymond Water. “Officer Sparks assured him that he needed to go to the hospital and be taken care of.”

“This guy was very upset and concerned that his job was not going to be finished,” said Water. “Officer Sparks assured him that he needed to go to the hospital and be taken care of.”

The 16-year veteran of the force says he “just figured it was the right thing to do” knowing that “someone on the other end was waiting for their food.”

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Carl Babik, who got the pizza, thought that he had done something wrong when Sparks showed up with the order.

The delivery driver is expected to be fine — and we don’t know if a tip was offered on the pizza delivery but Water says that no tip was accepted.

 

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