Cohasset Police Department

Cohasset Officer Injured in Crash

HINGHAM – A Cohasset police officer was treated for minor injuries after a Friday morning crash on Route 3A totaled his cruiser and sent a second driver to the hospital.
Police said the officer, John Harrington, was heading south on Route 3A a little before 9:30 a.m (7/1/16) after dropping two prisoners off at Quincy District Court when his cruiser was hit by a 2014 GMC Arcadia turning left onto Fottler Road while heading north. Police said the GMC sustained “substantial damage” in the crash and the driver was taken to South Shore Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.
Police said Harrington was also treated at the hospital for injuries from an airbag that deployed in the crash.
Cohasset Police Chief William Quigley said in a statement that he was “very thankful that our officer and the other driver were not seriously injured.”
Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth said the driver of SUV, identified as a 53-year-old Hingham woman, is being cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Hingham Police are investigating the collision.