Gill Police Department without third cruiser following accident

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GILL Police Chief Christopher Redmond has been sustained to a very minor injuries after a vehicle rear-ended to his cruiser on Thursday morning.

The incident had occurred at 8:42 a.m. as Redmond was patrolling on the Route 10 area. Redmond recounted that the other vehicle as a four-door sedan containing two female occupants and hit his cruiser as he was waiting to turn left onto Turners Falls Road which was in Bernardston.

The occupants had been transported by Northfield EMS to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the Greenfield after Redmond rendered aid to the scene. The severity of the occupants has injuries which are unknown.

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While Redmond’s cruiser had sustained significant damage to the rear, as he said he was not hurt and is feeling fine. He declined the medical attention.

“I had got a little small scratch, but that was about it,” he said this to everyone.

While the Gill Police Department is not going to investigate the incident itself due to issues of impartiality there. Redmond said that he anticipates the driver will face charges with following an investigation by Massachusetts State Police.

“Preliminary reports had indicated that the driver of the second vehicle did not use care in stopping which is causing the collision with the police cruiser,” a post which was on the Gill Police Department’s Facebook page reads. “A witness also reported the second vehicle was operating erratically prior for the crash.”

Requests for more information from State Police had not returned by press time.

Gill has been insured by the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) and is going to make a claim. Redmond said a “lengthy” appraisal process will came to ensue as the town looks to replace this cruiser.

“The biggest impact of it is going to be a small community is that we only had three cars,” he said it, “and now we will only have two.”

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