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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.