BEDFORD, MA — On Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 2:39 pm, Massachushetts State Police Major Matthew Gravini pulled over a Nissan Altima on Route 3 westbound in Bedford. While stopped in the breakdown lane behind the Altima, the Major’s black Ford Police Interceptor was struck from behind by a Honda CRV SUV.
Major Gravini — assigned to the Division of Field Services as the commander of State Police Troop A — was in his cruiser when it was hit. The impact of the crash pushed Major Gravini’s cruiser into the right travel lane; the CRV then struck the Altima.
Major Gravini was transported to Lahey Hospital in Burlington with non-life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the CRV, a 64-year-old Wilmington woman, was also transported to Lahey with non-life-threatening injuries.
The operator of the Altima was not injured.
The reason for the initial motor vehicle stop was for traffic violations.
The crash remains under investigation.
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