Mass. State Troopers Involved in Separate Crashes Minutes Apart

Only minor injuries were reported in both the two-vehicle crashes in Norfolk and Quincy, state police said

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Two Massachusetts State Police cruisers were involved in separate crashes just minutes apart Monday afternoon, the agency said.

One cruiser was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Route 115 in Norfolk at 12:44 p.m., police said.

In that crash, a state police lieutenant who had been driving an unmarked Chevrolet Impala was taken to Milford Hospital with minor injuries.

The other driver, a 66-year-old Medway woman who had been driving a Suburu SUV, was also taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said.

Five minutes later, at 12:49 p.m., another trooper was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy, state police said.

In that crash, authorities said the trooper was behind the wheel of a marked police cruiser that crashed with a Honda Civic driven by an 86-year-old Quincy woman.

Both the trooper and woman were taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The cause of both crashes remain under investigation.

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