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UPDATED: Milford Police Officer, Driver Injured after Collision near St. Mary's

The crash was reported Thursday afternoon.

A two-car wreck involved a Milford Police SUV. Credit: Milford Police
A two-car wreck involved a Milford Police SUV. Credit: Milford Police
A Milford police officer received minor injuries Thursday after his SUV was hit by a woman who failed to stop at a four-way stop on Granite at Sumner streets, according to a police crash report.

The collision sent both drivers to Milford Regional Medical Center.

The officer was treated and released and is expected to return to work Monday, said Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin, in an email. The condition of the woman was not immediately known, but her injuries also were described as minor in the report.

Officer Joseph Gresian was traveling west on Granite Street about 12:41 p.m., according to the police report prepared by Sgt. John Sanchioni.

A 54-year-old woman traveling south on Sumner Street in a Hundai failed to stop at the stop sign at Granite, and struck the Milford Police SUV in the rear right side, leaving extensive damage.

The front end of the Hyundai also had extensive damage, according to the report. "The operator … admits fault and said she did not stop for the stop sign," Sanchioni wrote. She was cited with a motor vehicle charge in the crash. The crash was witnessed by a man from Framingham, who also stopped.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The crash report was prepared by Milford Police, but the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council accident reconstruction team also processed the scene, according to Sanchioni's report.

Original Post:

The Milford Police Department has reported one of its supervisor vehicles was involved in a two-car crash.

A photo accompanied the post on the department's Facebook page.

Patch will update when more information is known.
Remember When January 16, 2014 at 05:41 PM
How many STOP signs are at that intersection?
Meg McElroy January 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM
The myriad of stop signs in that area of town are totally illegal and unenforceable! Stop signs CANNOT be used to slow traffic in this state. I am not sure exactly where this happened but given the neighborhood it is very likely that this is one of those. They were erected by a past administration to reward supporters and may not be used against a motorist who fails to obey a non-legal stop sign! The MPD ought to be aware of this!
Kathy January 17, 2014 at 07:17 AM
The intersection is the rear corner of St. Mary's Church. Granite Street continues to Fino Complex. In the area is also Middle School East. The stop signs are not only to control traffic flow, they are there also to protect pedestrians, as a high pedestrian area involving the school, the church, the recreation complex and the walking trail. They are legal as it is a four-way intersection in a congested residential/commercial/school area, not in the middle of nowhere just to slow down vehicles.

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