Photo: The aftermath of the accident.
A Belmont resident has been issued a citation for a U-Turn violation resulting in an accident that sent a Belmont Police officer to Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Monday, Aug. 8, said Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin.
The officer is recovering at home from injuries to his face and shoulder – including a broken nose – after spending several hours in the emergency room before being released, said McLaughlin.
At approximately 5:08 p.m., the officer, while driving a marked police motorcycle eastbound on Trapelo Road in the area of White Street, collided with a Subaru driven by the Belmont man just outside of Waverley Square.
The motorcycle made contact with the Subaru’s driver’s side door sending the officer into the car and onto the pavement. The police officer was transported by Belmont Ambulance to Cambridge where he was released later that evening.
The crash caused traffic, including MBTA buses, on Trapelo Road to be detoured around the crash scene.