Seymour Police Officer involved in a traffic accident

SEYMOUR – On Saturday at approximately 3:14 p.m., Seymour Police Officer Gilbert Carpenter was responding to an active fire call at Best Way Transfer Station.

Officer Carpenter was running in emergency status, with lights and sirens activated.

While approaching the intersection of Tipton Street and Marley Lane, Officer Carpenter encountered heavy traffic congestion and moved to the center turn lane in an attempt to clear the intersection.

Due to various circumstances, the turn lane also became congested and a rear-end collision occurred involving a civilian vehicle and Officer Carpenter’s police vehicle.

Officer Carpenter and an occupant of the second vehicle involved were taken to Schneck Medical Center and were treated for minor injuries and released.