Newton Police Officer Involved in Accident Tuesday Afternoon

The officer reportedly hit a sign and a parked car.

A Newton Police officer was transported to Newton-Wellesley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries this afternoon after he accidently drove his cruiser into a parked car.

According to Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker, the incident happened on Adams Street around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The officer, who was responding to a call on Watertown Street, was traveling northbound on Adams Street when a car coming from Middle Street pulled out in front of the cruiser. 

As the officer swerved to avoid hitting the car, the cruiser started to slip on the wet road and jumped the curb, Apotheker said. The officer then knocked over a sign and hit a parked car with the cruiser.

The officer, who has been with the department for more than seven years, was the only person involved in the crash, Apotheker said. 

The accident remains under investigation.


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