Man on Bike Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Police Cruiser In New London

This article was published on: 04/17/17 5:33 PM by Mike Minarsky

On Sunday, a New London Police Officer, Jeffrey Nichols was on Hempstead St. on his way to a domestic disturbance call, collided with a man on a bicycle coming the other way.  41 year Old Christopher Petteway suffered serious and life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.  Petteway was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, then airlifted to Yale New Haven via lifestar. Officer Nichols was not hurt in the accident.

At the request of the New London Police Department, the Connecticut State Police Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Squad was called in and assumed the investigative responsibility.  If anyone has any information on the accident or the sequence, please contact TFC John Wilson at 203-630-8085, or you can email him at John.Wilson@Ct.Gov

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