Orleans Police Cruiser Struck on Route 6

An Orleans police cruiser was struck on Route 6 yesterday evening. Photo courtesy of the Orleans Police Department.

An Orleans police cruiser was struck on Route 6 yesterday evening. Photo courtesy of the Orleans Police Department.

ORLEANS – An Orleans police cruiser was struck yesterday evening on Route 6 in Orleans.

Police say an officer was merging back onto the roadway after performing a routing motor vehicle stop around 6 p.m. when it was hit by another vehicle.

Neither the officer nor the other driver were hurt in the accident.

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State police were called to the scene to investigate the crash, and say the driver of the other vehicle was cited earlier in the day for operating with a suspended license.

The driver was driving the same vehicle, which had expired registration.

State police are still investigating.