Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Two Injured When Car, Burlington Police Cruiser, Collide Wednesday Afternoon
BURLINGTON — Two people, including a Burlington Police Officer, were injured Wednesday when a car and a police cruiser collided.
The Burlington Police Department received a report of a commercial burglar alarm at the Rockland Trust located at 85 Wilmington Road at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Robert Aloisi, assigned to BPD Unit #44 (a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor) and was responding to the scene with his lights and siren activated. He was traveling northbound on Cambridge Street (Rt. 3A) when he and another vehicle, a 2011 Subaru Outback, collided at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Nelson Road.
Officer Aloisi and the driver of the Subaru were each able to remove themselves from their vehicles and were transported by the Burlington Fire Department to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center for treatment fro non-life threatening injuries.
The Burlington Police Department requested that the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section (CARS) respond and conduct an analysis of the collision. The investigation is still on-going at this time by Burlington Police.
The alarm at Rockland Trust was subsequently handled by other officers. The alarm had been accidentally set off by contractors working in the building.