A North Attleboro police officer was injured overnight after a car crashed into the cruiser on I-95 southbound.
The crash occurred around 9:25 p.m. Thursday while the police officer was detailing a construction site south of Exit 5 in Attleboro, Massachusetts State Police said.
The North Attleboro officer was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and the driver of the other car was taken to a Rhode Island hospital with a lower body injury, state police said. Attleboro Fire and EMS also responded.
The crash caused traffic to backup for miles on I-95 southbound until it was cleared shortly after 11 p.m. Two right lanes were closed at 10 p.m. but the left lane was open for travel.
This is the second time a police cruiser was hit on I-95 southbound this week.
A Massachusetts state trooper was badly injured when his cruiser was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer late Tuesday night in Weston. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who now faces charges, had fallen asleep at the wheel, police said.
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No further information on the Attleboro crash was immediately available.