Bridgewater: Crash Injures Two, Including Hull K-9 Officer

Credit: Hull Police Dept. Facebook Page

Credit: Hull Police Dept. Facebook Page

Bridgewater Police are investigating a crash involving a marked Hull Police Department K-9 cruiser.

Police say that at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday police and fire crews responded to the intersection of Bedford St. and Grove St. for a two-vehicle crash.

Officers learned that an 81-year-old Franklin man driving a Subaru Legacy pulled out of Grove St. in front of a Hull Police SUV that was traveling on Bedford St.

The cruiser struck the Subaru, causing it to hit a telephone pole.

Both the 81-year-old man and Hull K-9 Police Officer John Mercer sustained injuries that were described as “serious” but are not believed to be “life threatening”.

The 81-year-old had to be freed from his vehicle with the use of hydraulic rescue tools.

Both were transported by ambulance to an area hospital, while Hull K-9 “Kenny”, who was in the vehicle at the time of the crash, was not injured.

Bedford St. was closed for roughly two hours while Bridgewater and Raynham Police, along with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, conducted accident reconstruction. 

Bridgewater Police say the incident remains under investigation.   

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.