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November 12, 2012

Gloucester cop treated, released after accident

A Gloucester police officer was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital after the cruiser he was driving was struck and damaged in a collision Saturday at 5:55 p.m.

Officer Mark Foote sought medical treatment at AGH for what were described as non-life-threatening injuries and was released later Saturday. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the rear of the police cruiser declined medical treatment, according to the police report. Foote was driving the Gloucester cruiser in Rockport because he had been patrolling Gloucester and continued on Washington Street to just over the Rockport line looking for a safe place to turn around, police said.

According to their report, Foote planned to turn around at Rockport’s Lobster Cove, a common route among Gloucester patrolmen and a safe choice. But before he could change direction, Foote, who said he was driving the patrol vehicle on Granite Street in Rockport, said a vehicle driving in front stopped suddenly and turned quickly into a parking lot.

Gloucester police said Foote had to stop fast to avoid colliding with the vehicle, but his quick stop caused a driver following the cruiser to rear-end the police vehicle. The other driver was cited for following too closely.

Tally’s Towing towed the damaged cruiser to the Department of Public Works.

A longtime Gloucester patrolman, Foote also designed, built and maintains the Gloucester Police Department Memorial.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at mnesin@gloucestertimes.com.

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