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UPDATED: Police cruiser damaged, officers injured in motor vehicle pursuit on Littleton Road


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Edit 5/9/23 11:21 p.m.: This story has been updated to include information on injuries and additional context regarding the crash from a release sent to WestfordCAT from Administrative Captain James Peloquin. The headline has since been updated to reflect this new information. 

Edit 5/11/23 10:09 a.m.: Added additional clarity regarding the black pick-up truck, which was later confirmed by police as an unmarked police department vehicle. 

WESTFORD — A police cruiser was damaged and two officers were injured during a pursuit on Littleton Road on Tuesday evening.

“At 6:07 p.m. Westford Police Officers observed a motor vehicle matching the description of a vehicle that had been involved in a crime and potentially part of an organized crime ring in the Town of Acton,” the Westford Police Department said.

They continued, “in an effort to assist Acton P.D. in their investigation, officers attempted to make a stop of the vehicle observed.”

According to the department, officers began to pursue the vehicle after it refused to stop for emergency lights. During the pursuit, two vehicles operated by officers struck one another.

“Ultimately, the pursuit was discontinued for safety reasons,” the department said.

A black pick-up truck crashed into a telephone pole near Cornerstone Square. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

The cruiser sustained damage on its left side. Airbags were deployed in the vehicle.

A black pick-up truck sustained damage on its front and rear bumper. The vehicle collided with a telephone pole. This vehicle was an unmarked police vehicle, according to the department.

Both officers were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries.

“The investigation into the motor vehicle crash and the suspect being pursued remains ongoing,” the department said. “The Westford Police Department has received several calls checking on the well-being of the officers and we wish to thank the community for the support.”

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