Authorities: Police officer involved in crash during pursuit

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer was involved in a crash while chasing a man suspected in the theft of a car in Springfield.

Capt. Robert Strzempek says the officer wasn’t seriously hurt in the crash, which occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Strzempek says the officer had been chasing a person driving a stolen car. The driver crashed into a parked car, and the impact of the crash caused the police cruiser to also get hit.

He says the suspect was arrested.

No one was immediately identified.


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