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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Officer walks away from bad crash, subject arrested

On May 25, 2013 an officer was working the overnight shift . He was in the area of 1109 Boylston Street conducting traffic enforcement. The officer had a vehicle pulled over in front of him, off to the side of the road. He had just returned to his car and started to write a citation. He heard his rear dash mounted radar making a noise indicating a vehicle was approaching from behind. He looked up and was able to see a car coming at him. He braced himself for impact as the car came crashing into the rear of his car. Fortunately he was able to get out of his car and check on the other operator. The other operator sustained no injuries. The officer was shaken up and was taken to a local hospital for observation. He was released a short time later and is still out of work. The other operator was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and other traffic offenses.

This incident shows the dangers officers face every day, simply by doing routine things. Every day officers make several motor vehicle stops. With major road ways like Boylston street these stops are even more dangerous with the higher speeds. This incident shows the importance of the traffic enforcement on such a road. Officers are routinely out doing enforcement several times a day. We are fortunate that the officer was not more seriously hurt and that no one else was hurt.


KRappyDO said...

I live on Spooner Rd and this local stretch of Rt 9 is exceedingly dangerous, including speeders on Norfold Rd, and speeds need to be lower - somehow. Can the neighborhood petition the city or state? Or does that have too low a chance for success?

Crime Analysis Unit said...

The State sets the speed limit on Rt 9.