Police: Officer crashed cruiser into snowbank while trying to stop speeding car in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Westminster police officer crashed his cruiser into a snowbank and rolled over early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

An officer who observed a vehicle traveling in excess of 30 mph over the speed limit on Route 140 in the area of Sargent Road around 12:40 a.m. had reversed direction of travel in an attempt to locate the speeding car when he lost control of the cruiser and struck a snowbank on the side of the road, according to Westminster police.

The cruiser then rolled onto its side and sustained significant damage.

The officer, who police say was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

He was brought to a local hospital, where he was treated and released.

State police were requested to investigate the crash as an independent agency.

No additional information has been released.

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