New Britain officer seriously injured in crash while responding to emergency call

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — A New Britain police officer was seriously injured in a crash Friday morning.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Chestnut Street and the Harry S. Truman Overpass.

The officer was responding to an emergency call when his patrol car and two other cars collided. He had his lights and sirens activated.

The officer was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of one of the other two cars was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries.

The mayor’s office did not release the name of the officer.

People who work in the area say it’s a very busy intersection and the accident looked to be very high impact.

“There were pieces everywhere, the cruiser was up on the lawn with a couple other cars, the cruiser was flipped backward, it wasn’t facing the same way that it was going, to begin with,” said David Licki.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact New Britain police at 860 826-3071.

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