WPD involved in civilian crash

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Wednesday afternoon, a Winchester Police officer crashed his 2021 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor into the rear end of a civilian vehicle.

This then caused a chain reaction leaving four vehicles damaged and sent one person to Winchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Valley Pike and Apple Valley Road.

The traffic light was green but traffic slowed and the officer did not stop in time.

The accident heavily damaged the police cruiser while the three civilian vehicles had minimal damage.

Traffic was halted for roughly 45 minutes before WPD restored traffic flow.

LT. Frank Myrtle identified Officer J. Bahl as the driver of the police vehicle and determined the department will conduct an administrative review.

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