May 22, 2019
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Berwick police cruiser involved in 5-car chain-reaction crash

Berwick Police Department | BDN
Berwick Police Department | BDN
Two people were injured in a chain-reaction crash involving a Berwick police cruiser on Thursday night.

Two people were injured on Thursday evening in a chain-reaction crash involving a Berwick police car.

Berwick police Officer Jeffrey Pilkington was helping the driver of a broken-down vehicle on Hubbard Road about 5:30 p.m. and another car had pulled up behind him to assist as well, according to the Foster’s Daily Democrat.

Another vehicle driven by Harry Meline, 86, struck the car behind Pilkington’s cruiser, setting off a chain reaction, Foster’s Daily Democrat reports. Meline’s vehicle then spun into the other lane where it was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Meline and Marcia Michaud, 49, both of Berwick, were taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire, with minor injuries, the newspaper reports.

It wasn’t immediately clear which vehicle Michaud was in.

“Once again we want to remind motorists to move over, when passing emergency vehicles (or any vehicle), slow down and be aware of your surroundings,” Berwick police said in a Facebook post.

The Berwick Police Department said it has requested the Maine State Police to investigate the crash to ensure impartiality.


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