standing Stonington Police Department

STONINGTON — A local police officer and two other adults were injured Monday in a collision involving a police cruiser and car at the intersection of Stonington Road and North Main Street.

Stonington police said the crash was reported around 4:45 p.m. after the vehicle driven by Patrolman Christopher Murray and a four-door sedan collided in the middle of the intersection. Stonington Ambulance, Mystic River Ambulance, paramedics with Lawrence+Memorial Hospital in New London and members of the Stonington Borough and Wequetequock fire departments responded.

"When it occurred, we immediately notified the State's Attorney Office and turned over the investigation because we did not feel it would be appropriate to investigate our own accident," said Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson.

The police said Murray was taken to L+M Hospital with minor injuries and was expected to return to work on Wednesday. The names of the others involved in the accident were not released. The police said both were taken by ambulance to L+M Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Traffic Unit will investigate. Ledyard police are leading the investigation and are being aided by Town of Groton police and the Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad.

Both cars were towed from the scene and the intersection was closed for about three hours.

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