Westport PD investigating motorcycle crash involving police cruiser

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a man driving a motorcycle collided with a police cruiser earlier this week.

Police said the motorcycle driver was going about 120 miles per hour around 2 a.m. Monday before crashing into a Westport Police Cruiser.

A nearby auto body shop captured the crash on their surveillance camera, which was pointing toward Route 6 and Forge Road.

In the video, you can see the cruiser turn on its flashing lights and pull into the road. Seconds later, the motorcycle crashes into the cruiser, which was positioned perpendicular to the roadway.

Westport police said the crash happened after another police cruiser tried to stop the motorcycle driver for speeding. Police said he clocked the driver at 76 miles per hour.

The driver took off, though, and was going about 120 when the first officer stopped chasing him, police said.

The motorcycle then crashed into the other police car that had pulled into the road.

The 30-year-old driver was injured and taken to the hospital. Police said charges will be filed against him but the details of those charges and the driver’s name have not yet been released.

Police said they are also investigating the actions of the second officer, who is still on active duty and was not hurt.

Officials expect more details to be released on Friday.

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