Town Crier

TEWKSBURY — On the morning of Monday, Nov. 29, a Tewksbury police of­ficer was struck by a ve­hicle on Andover Street (Route 133) while directing traffic. The vehicle’s driver reported that he did not see the officer pri­or to the collision.

The officer was working on a traffic detail at the intersection of River Road and Andover Street just before 8 a.m. when he was struck, and fell to the ground. The driver re­mained on the scene to offer aid.

Traffic was halted in the area while first responders arrived at the scene.

Once an ambulance re­sponded to the accident, the officer was transported to Lowell General Hos­pital. He was reported to have minor injuries.

Locally, Tewksbury residents heard of the incident through social media, with many taking to the Tewks­bury Residents Facebook page to offer well wishes and prayers for the injured officer. Additionally, many noted that speeding has been a rampant issue on Route 133 as of late, with reckless driving habits seemingly increased.

According to Lieutenant James Williams, the in­jured officer was released from the hospital following examination. He is now resting and recovering from home.

Williams also shared that in a statement to the Tewks­bury Patch that the officer hopes to return to work within the next few days.

The full scope of the incident remains under investigation.

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