BRIDGEWATER (CBS) — A K-9 officer and another driver were seriously injured in a crash Thursday morning.

The collision happened around 9:23 a.m., when police said a car pulled in front of the Hull K-9 cruiser  driven by Officer John Mercer on Grove Street at Bedford Street.

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A K-9 cruiser was involved in a crash with another car,
leaving an officer and driver seriously hurt. (Photo credit: David Curran/

The cruiser hit the other car, which then went into a telephone pole.

Bridgewater Fire said the Jaws of Life had to be used to get one of the drivers out.

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Both Officer Mercer and the other driver were taken to South Shore Hospital trauma center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The cruiser damaged in the crash. (Photo credit: David Curran/

Mercer’s K-9 partner, Kenny, was in the car, but was not hurt. The dog was taken to a local kennel.

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The crash is still under investigation.