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February 14, 2013

Officer struck in funeral procession

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Fall River police say a motorcycle officer has been struck by a car as he was escorting a funeral procession on Route 24.

Fall River Police Lt. Kevin Tetrault told the Fall River Herald-News yesterday afternoon that the officer appears to be in good condition. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. His name was not released.

Police said the accident happened near Route 79. A section of Route 24 north was closed to respond to the accident that also involved several cars, and traffic on Route 79 north was detoured to North Main Street near Weaver’s Cove.

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