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By John Moss
Herald News Staff Reporter
Posted Nov 09, 2008 @ 06:29 PM
Last update Nov 09, 2008 @ 06:31 PM

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An off-duty city police officer was seriously injured Saturday night when his personal vehicle crashed into a parked car, pushing it into another parked vehicle in the area of Bay and Riverview streets.
David J. Reed, 30, was taken directly to Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, from the scene by a Fire Department ambulance because of the "serious nature of his injuries," said police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Mauretti.
Reed was listed in serious, but stable condition Sunday, Mauretti added.
He said a preliminary investigation revealed that Reed was alone in his 2005 Toyota Corolla, traveling north on Bay Street about 9:20 p.m., when his car struck a 2003 Nissan Maxima parked in the southbound travel lane near Riverview Street. The impact caused the Maxima to be pushed into a parked 2004 Toyota Camry, which then crashed into a fence, Mauretti said.
Accident reconstructionists Sgt. Michael K. Hoar and Officer Wendell Burks of the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to the scene, along with Detective Andrew Desrosiers of the Major Crimes Division. MCD routinely responds to accidents that involve serious injuries, Mauretti noted.
The cause of the crash is being investigated, he said. The three vehicles were towed to the Police Department for further investigation.
Reed was appointed to the department in 2005 and is assigned to the Uniformed Division.

http://www.heraldnews.com/news/local_news/x1362872044/Off-duty-officer-was-driver-in-Saturday-crash
 

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Police charge one of their own after off-duty crash

By John Moss
GateHouse News Service
Posted Nov 13, 2008 @ 06:11 PM

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Police are charging one of their own in connection with the crash of his private vehicle while he was off-duty last weekend.
David J. Reed, 30, is being summonsed into District Court on misdemeanor charges of negligent operation, failing to wear a seatbelt and an inspection sticker violation.
Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Mauretti said Thursday that Reed remains at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, in serious, but stable condition.
Reed was traveling alone in his 2005 Toyota Corolla north on Bay Street Saturday about 9:20 p.m., when his car struck a 2003 Nissan Maxima parked in the southbound travel lane near Riverview Street. The impact caused the Maxima to be pushed into a parked 2004 Toyota Camry, which then crashed into a fence, Mauretti said.
"As a result of an investigation and accident reconstruction, it was determined that Officer Reed was traveling at a speed greater than reasonable and proper for the conditions at the time," Mauretti stated.
He said an accident reconstructionist determined that the speed of Reed's vehicle at the time of impact was a "minimum of 60 mph."
Also, police learned that Reed was not wearing his seatbelt and his vehicle had an expired inspection sticker, Mauretti added.
Investigators, assisted by the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, have sought a subpoena for Reed's medical records from Rhode Island Hospital.
"Upon receipt and review of those records, a determination will be made if further charges are warranted," Mauretti said.
Reed was appointed to the Police Department in 2005 and is assigned to the Uniform Division.

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