Hamden Police Officer Uninjured After Cruiser Rear-Ended

(Photo provided by Hamden Police)

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A Hamden Police Officer is lucky a rear-end accident didn’t end up worse!  Officer Michael Pantera was was traveling southbound on Whitney Avenue in his police vehicle Saturday.  A woman, who was standing on the northbound side of the roadway, signaled for him to stop.

(Photo provided by Hamden Police)
(Photo provided by Hamden Police)

As Officer Pantera slowed his vehicle and prepared to make a left turn, his vehicle was struck from the rear by a vehicle, which was operated by a 32 year-old Cheshire resident. Investigation revealed that she was “looking down” to adjust her heater, prior to impact.  Officer Pantera and the Cheshire resident were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.




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