Hamden Police Officer Rear-Ended by Distracted Driver: Police

A Hamden police officer was taken to the hospital after he was rear-ended by a distracted driver Saturday morning, police said.

Police said Officer Michael Pantera was driving on Whitney Avenue in his marked police vehicle around 9:15 a.m. when he was waved over by a woman on the side of the road. As Pantera slowed his car, he was rear-ended by the vehicle behind him.

According to police the 32-year-old woman from Cheshire was looking down to adjust her heater when she struck Pantera’s SUV.

Both Pantera and the other driver were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident should contact Hamden police at 203-230-4000.

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