Burlington police cruisers crash while responding to call

Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 4:37 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Two Burlington police cruisers crashed into each other while responding to a call.

Just after 4 p.m. Saturday, Burlington police were dispatched to a domestic assault in progress. Two police officers responded to the location from different parts of Burlington. Police say the two cruisers collided at the intersection of North Champlain and North streets. One of the cruisers also struck an unoccupied parked car.

The officers in the cruisers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Additional officers were called in and continued on to the domestic violence incident, where the person of interest was no longer on the scene and the caller refused to cooperate.

Burlington police are doing an internal review of the incident. And all sworn officers in the Burlington Police Department will now have to review procedures for responding to calls.

According to the police, the unoccupied, parked vehicle that was struck was a rental vehicle belonging to a visiting family. Burlington personnel assisted with replacing it.