Police: Windham Officer OK After Crashing Cruiser
The vehicle hit a Mercedes and a telephone pole.
UPDATE (12:14 p.m.) Windham Police have released the name of the woman who was involved in an accident with a police vehicle this morning.
Amy Stewart, 47, of Salem, N.H. was driving west on Route 111 in a 2007 Mercedes R350 when she collided with Officer Brian Landry.
Landy, who was responding to a medical emergency on North Lowell Road, had his lights and sirens activated when he crossed into the intersection.
Stewart was evaluated at the scene and refused medical treatment, while Landry was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation by New Hampshire State Police and the Police TAR team.
UPDATE (9:49 a.m.): Windham police are reporting that an officer was responding with the Fire Department to a medical call on North Lowell Road when he collided with a blue Mercedes minivan on Wednesday morning.
The accident took place at the intersection of North Lowell Road and Route 111, across the street from the police and fire departments.
According to Capt. Carl Wagner, Officer Brian Landry got into an accident with the Mercedes around 8:10 a.m. Landry was sent to a local hospital for evaluation, and Wagner said his injuries were not life threatening.
Wagner went on to say that the woman driving the minivan was able to walk away from the scene.
Five police cruisers responded to the scene, and state Department of Transportation officials arrived shortly after 9 a.m. for reconstruction.
Wagner did not comment on the specifics of the crash, saying that New Hampshire State Police are the lead investigators at this time.
The scene was cleared shortly after 9:30 a.m., with Bauchman Towing taking both vehicles from the scene.
The Windham cruiser was taken back to the police station.
Traffic following the accident was backed up well past the intersection of London Bridge Road and Route 111, more than a mile and a half down the road.
Traffic on Route 111 is a mess this morning after a Windham Police cruiser crashed into a telephone pole near the Fellows Road intersection.
A reader said the cruiser crashed into a Mercedes around 8:30 a.m. and then struck a telephone pole. Traffic is backed up for about a mile and a half, with cars being rerouted down a side street in the area of the senior center.
Details are limited at this point, but Windham Patch is on the way to the scene and will have more on this story shortly.