Police investigating accident involving cruiser

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NAUGATUCK — Police are investigating a five-car accident involving a Naugatuck police cruiser.

The accident happened Sunday at the corner of Candee Road and New Haven Road after 2 p.m. The road was closed for several hours as members of the Naugatuck Valley Accident Reconstruction Unit investigated.

Several occupants of the vehicles involved, including a Naugatuck police officer, were transported to hospitals to be examined. None of them suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

The collision involved a vehicle that was driving west on Candee Road that struck several vehicles that were stopped at a traffic light on New Haven Road.

The circumstances leading up to the collision remains under investigation.