Burlington police crash into each other en route to domestic call

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BURLINGTON — A domestic assault incident in Burlington led to two police cruisers crashing into each other on Saturday.

The incident took place on North Street and North Champlain Street at around 4:00 p.m.

A caller told police that she was hit in the face by her husband and her dog was hit with a baseball bat.

Police say the suspect is known to them for previous violent incidents.

Burlington Police officers were dispatched and responded with emergency lights and sirens to a reported violent crime in progress.

As responding officers were en route, one police cruiser was traveling east on North Street and the second police cruiser was traveling north on North Champlain Street.

The two police cruisers approached the intersection almost simultaneously from different directions.

Police say both police cruisers collided with each other as they entered the intersection.

After the collision, the second police cruiser also struck a parked vehicle on North Champlain.

The officers were transported by ambulance to the University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department for additional medical treatment.

They were treated and discharged from the Emergency Department.

Police say the parked vehicle was a rental belonging to a visiting family.

Burlington personnel located the family and took them to the rental agency and assisted with replacing it.

Other officers responded to the domestic violence incident, where the person of interest was no longer on scene and the caller refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

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