Watertown Police vehicle involved in crash near Public Square

Updated: Mar. 29, 2021 at 6:21 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Watertown police vehicle was flipped on its side, lights and sirens running, after getting involved in a crash on Arsenal Street just off of Public Square.

7 News anchor Diane Rutherford, who was on scene, says she saw a male officer standing and talking to emergency personnel before being put in an ambulance.

Officials say another vehicle was involved in the crash that happened at around 3 p.m.

No other injuries were reported.

As emergency crews work on scene, Arsenal Street traffic has been blocked at Sherman Street near downtown.

There was debris from the crash at the intersection of Arsenal and Arcade streets. A damaged red car was stopped on Arcade Street near Court Street. The police vehicle, an SUV, was on its side where Arsenal Street meets Public Square.

Police say the officer had been responding to an “officer assist” call at the time of the accident. Officials said it’s unclear if the vehicle had its lights and sirens on at the time of the crash.

“We’re probably gonna be here for a bit. We’ll have our crash management with the assistance of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department will be up here investigating this site,” said Detective Lieutenant Joe Donoghue of the Watertown Police Department.

7 News is working to get more details.

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