13-Year-Old Driver Collides with New Britain Police Cruiser

A New Britain police are investigating an accident involving a 13-year-old driver and a New Britain police officer.

Police said an officer in a marked cruiser was responding to a call when the accident occurred near the intersection of Farmington Avenue and Cabot Street. According to police the other car, an Acura SUV, was driven by a 13-year-old boy.

New Britain Police Chief James Wardwell said the officer was treated for and released from the hospital. The 13-year-old was evaluated at the hospital and released to his parents, Wardwell confirmed.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Both cars sustained heavy damage, police said.

Police said the SUV belonged to one of the teen's family members.

Farmington Avenue was closed between Hayes Street and Eddy Glover Boulevard while the Traffic Division investigated but has since reopened.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Steven King at (860) 826-3071.

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