UPDATED: Tewksbury Police Cruiser Involved in Intersection Crash
Driver of second vehicle injured; accident remains under investigation.
UPDATED Sunday, 5:45 p.m.
A Tewksbury Police officer was involved in a two-car crash near the Trahan School Friday morning.
The accident took place at 11:09 a.m. at the intersection of South and Salem streets, a notoriously dangerous intersection in South Tewksbury.
The name of the police officer involved and the other driver were not released and Deputy Police Chief John Voto said the accident remains under investigation. The driver of the second vehicle was transported by ambulance to Saints Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.
According to the police report, the cruiser was responding to a call at the time of the accident.
There was signficant front-end damage to the cruiser. The second vehicle, a dark, late-model sedan, also sustained substantial damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and the the accident scene was cleared for traffic within 20 minutes.
It was the second accident in as many days at the South/Salem intersection.