Officers treated after separate crashes in 2 states

January 6, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities are investigating separate collisions involving police cruisers in Rhode Island and in Connecticut.

Police in Providence say an SUV crashed into a cruiser at the intersection of Arch Street and Elmwood Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday, causing major damage to both vehicles.

WPRI-TV reports that the officer was treated and released from a hospital after the crash. Police say the driver of the SUV, who was not immediately identified, was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and faces charges including driving under the influence.

State police in Hartford say a trooper was taken to a hospital for evaluation after a cruiser was rear-ended by another vehicle on Interstate 84 shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday night. No other details were immediately released.


Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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