2005_03_thirdwatch.jpgTwo cops were injured in a car accident on the Upper East Side yesterday. Accidents do happen, but the Post's first sentence reads, "Two women cops were hospitalized yesterday after an early morning fender-bender..." Ah, this is one for Ask Gothamist: Why are male cops just cops, but lady cops "women cops"? In honor of this, we'd like to salute the female cops out there, as well as television's salute to gender-barrier-breaking shows, like Police Woman, Hill Street Blues, and, currently, Third Watch.

Anyway, the accident: It seems that the cops were driving without their lights and sirens on; the driver of the car that crashed into them apparently ran a red light.