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Oct 21, 2016 11:09 AM

WATCH: Manchester police cruiser crashes into another vehicle while responding to accident

MANCHESTER — A police officer who reportedly failed to yield at an intersection crashed into another vehicle while responding to a call.

Police said officer Adam Cortese was responding to a motor vehicle accident involving injury in the area of Boynton Street Thursday at about 5:25 p.m. He was operating a fully marked 2013 Ford Explorer Manchester Police Cruiser with emergency lights activated.

While traveling south on Dubuque Street, Cortese collided with a 2011 Toyota Highlander who was traveling west on Wayne Street.

Both vehicles sustained damage and were towed from the scene.

The operator of the Toyota Highlander was not injured, but his passenger complained of shoulder pain. Cortese reported soreness to his knee. Both were evaluated by EMS and both refused medical treatment.

The accident is still under investigation. Preliminary information indicates that Cortese failed to yield right of way at the intersection.

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