Friday, October 2, 2009

No Charges

Charges will not be laid against a Bridgewater Police Officer who was involved in a collision while responding to an apartment fire September 15th. Deputy-Chief John Collyer was heading to the fire scene to assist in evacuation efforts. At the intersection of North Street and Aberdeen Road he met an oncoming vehicle. No air bags deployed and there was only minor damage to both the police car and other vehicle and there were no injuries. The Deputy-Chief in an effort to clear the road for an emergency vehicle behind him, pulled off the street into the parking lot of a nearby business. The other vehicle's operator did the same thing, however, neither driver was then visible to the other. There was no evidence of any attempt to evade responsibility and the Town of Bridgewater will pay for the damages to the other vehicle.