Brockton police cruiser, State Police cruiser collide in Concord

A Brockton police cruiser and a State Police cruiser collided in Concord early Thursday as both agencies were pursuing a Nissan Maxima wanted for traffic violations in Brockton, officials said.

The pursuit started in Brockton and continued on Interstate 95 and then on Route 2 West as a 24-year-old man driving the Maxima “continued to refuse to stop for the officers,’’ State Police spokesman David Procopio wrote in an e-mail.

The trooper was not injured in the crash. The officer was treated and released from Emerson Hospital in Concord, Brockton police said.

The suspect remains at large.

The pursuit, which covered an estimated 35 miles, was initiated by Brockton police because the driver had apparently committed some traffic violations, Procopio wrote.


Brockton police said the officer attempted to stop the car at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday on North Montello Street.

“The unidentified operator refused to stop and purposely evaded police. With light traffic conditions, not knowing why the suspect chose to flee, and under police supervision, the officer pursued the vehicle. State Police eventually joined in the pursuit,” Brockton police spokesman Darren Duarte said in a statement.

“The pursuit began with Brockton Police in Brockton and went through Stoughton and Avon before getting onto Rt 93 southbound in the area of Exit 3, where MSP cruisers assumed a secondary role,” Procopio wrote in a follow-up message.

“The pursuit continued onto 95 and then Route 2 . . . and the cruisers lost the suspect vehicle in/around Concord when it went the wrong way on Route 2.”

The driver sped away from the scene by driving east in the westbound lanes of Route 2 until abandoning the car near the intersection of Morningside and Sunnyside lanes in Lincoln, according to State Police and Lincoln police.

Lincoln police said they were in the neighborhood Thursday continuing the search for the suspect.


The investigation is ongoing, State Police said.

Travis Andersen of the Globe staff contributed to this report. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.