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4 Injured When Boston Police Cruiser Crashes Into 2 Other Vehicles in Dorchester

The initial call involved an emotionally disturbed person with a pellet gun, police said

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An officer and three other people were injured Tuesday after a crash involving a Boston Police Department SUV, a parked tractor-trailer and another SUV.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Clapp Street in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, police said.

All four people who were hurt were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The nature of those injuries was not revealed, but all are expected to be okay.

Police say the officer was responding to a report of a man with a gun when he hit a black SUV containing three people, all of whom were among the injured.

NBC10 Boston caught up with the SUV driver's brother Tuesday night and we asked him what happened.

"I don't know, for me no good because it is my brother," the man said. "It is my brother, I don't know what happened...but I love my brother."

Witnesses tell NBC10 Boston the police officer was traveling pretty fast right before the accident happened. Video shows the moments after the crash, in which you can hear the Boston police SUV's siren still activated as people rush to see if they can help those involved.

The damage to the police SUV was extensive. The front of the truck crumpled in and the windshield smashed. Those who work in the area say they heard a loud boom and the sound of breaking glass.

The initial call involved an emotionally disturbed person with a pellet gun, police said. No charges were filed in that incident.

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