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An accident involves an Officer in Winchester

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A news release from the Winchester Police Department (WPD) reports an Officer involved accident.

Yesterday Mar. 22 just past 4 p.m. a WPD Officer was responding to a domestic incident report involving a weapon.

As the officer turned on his emergency equipment and was about to turn south on Pleasant Valley Road he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Robert Lannes of Winchester went around other vehicles that had stopped for the officer.

As Lannes went around the others he struck the Officer’s cruiser in the driver’s door.

Both vehicles sustained major damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Both the Officer and Lannes were transported to the hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Lannes has been charged with Reckless Driving as a result of the incident.

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