BOSTON (CBS) — A Boston police officer was injured Tuesday afternoon when their cruiser crashed while responding to a call. The officer was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The crash happened on Mass. Ave in Dorchester at about 1:30 p.m. Three other civilians were injured as well.READ MORE: Beverly High School Hockey Coach Greg Fonzi Resigns After Postgame Confrontation With Danvers Assistant
The officer was responding to a call about an arrested suspect with a gun.
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A witness told WBZ-TV that the officer hit an SUV with three people inside, then veered into a parked tractor-trailer. The SUV was not the suspect’s vehicle. All three people in the SUV were taken to the hospital.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justices Suggest Boston Should Have Flown 'Christian Flag'
“One of them was hurt really bad,” the witness said. “He got taken in the ambulance and the other one was stuck in the car and firefighters had to cut the door to get him out.”
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