August 12 2018

Driver Collides with Burlington Police Cruiser and Cambridge Street Business


                         Photo Courtesy Joe Brown of 


Update: 8/13/18 at 4 p.m. 

The Burlington Police Department said in response to a call from BNEWS that the officer involved in the accident was released from the hospital last night and is all right.


Further updates about the driver's condition and any possible charges will come as more information is available. 

Original Story: 


A crash on Cambridge Street involving a Burlington police SUV sent a motorist and officer to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Sunday night.


Burlington Chief Michael Kent said in a press release officers responded to a crash on Route 3A Sunday, Aug. 12 night where a sedan collided with a police cruiser.


Police say at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of 276 Cambridge St., for a report of a crash.


Upon arrival, officers found a 31-year-old Boston woman, driving a 2017 Nissan Altima, collided with a marked Burlington police SUV. The officer driving was on patrol in the area, the release states.


The sedan continued after the collision and went off the road and struck a commercial building. The building sustained damage. The town building inspector was called to the scene.


Both the driver and police officer were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.


The initial investigation indicates that the officer was travelling on the northbound side of Route 3A when the woman, who was travelling south, crossed over into the opposite lane of traffic and collided with the officer's SUV.


The Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section has been called to the scene to conduct the investigation and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Route 3A was closed as the scene remained active but has since been reopened.



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