State Police cruiser struck on Route 25 in Wareham

Sep 20, 2017
Photo by: David G. Curran Two people, a 25-year-old woman and State Police officer, were treated for injuries after this accident Wednesday afternoon on Route 25 in Wareham.

A State Police officer and a 25-year-old New Bedford woman were treated for non life-threatening injuries after the officer's cruiser was struck on Route 25 Wednesday afternoon. Both were transported to Tobey Hospital for treatment.

The officer, who was on a patrol out of the Middleborough Barracks, was parked in the center median near Exit 2 inside the cruiser, a 2015 Ford Interceptor Utility. The woman was reported to be driving a 2007 Honda Civic eastbound on Route 25 when for reasons still under investigation, she veered into the cruiser, striking its passenger side, police said.

The crash remains under investigation. State Police said no further information is being released at this time.

Comments (4)
Posted by: desertsky | Sep 21, 2017 09:28

Bizarre...she had the whole highway to veer off and whack a random tree but she goes right into the statie on the median strip?! That magnet works in mysterious ways...

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 21, 2017 10:29

most try their best to avoid police cars...certainly is rather bizarre.  These sort of accidents smell like texting.  But even if texting was to blame, what were the odds of singling out a police car?  Guess the moon and stars aligned and intensified the magnetic forces.

Posted by: cranky pants | Sep 21, 2017 12:47

Some people must get so memorized by the red and blue flashing lights that the crash right into them..

Sorta like moths to a bright light.

I'd be quick to pull that phone away and check to see if it was texting and driving for sure.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Sep 21, 2017 13:16

Cranky, Its called the moth effect and really happens. Not sure if cruiser had lights on or not but if he did it can cause accidents. There has been many studies on this to see why there are so many accidents around these new high intensity lights. They are very distracting and do cause accidents.

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