For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Bridgewater Police Investigating after Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Hull Police Department K-9 Cruiser
BRIDGEWATER — Chief Christopher D. Delmonte reports that the Bridgewater Police Department is investigating following a crash involving a marked Hull Police Department K-9 cruiser this morning.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., Bridgewater Police and Fire responded to the intersection of Bedford Street (Route 18) and Grove Street after several 911 callers reported a two-vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, police learned that a Subaru Legacy, driven by an 81-year-old man from Franklin, pulled out of Grove Street in front of a Hull Police SUV that was traveling south on Bedford Street. The Hull cruiser then struck the Subaru, causing it to hit a telephone pole.
Bridgewater firefighters utilized the hydraulic rescue tools to free the 81-year-old man from his vehicle.
Hull K-9 Police Officer John Mercer and the driver of the Subaru sustained serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening and were transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Hull K-9 “Kenny” was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but was not injured.
Bedford Street remained closed for approximately two hours while officers from Bridgewater and Raynham Police Departments, along with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, conducted accident reconstruction. Chief Delmonte wishes to express his gratitude to all agencies that assisted in town today.
“I would like to extend well wishes and a speedy recovery to our Hull K-9 Officer and the other driver involved in this crash,” Hull Police Chief John Dunn said.
The crash remains under investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department.