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Fall River Police officer seriously injured after being hit by ATV rider released from hospital



Police are looking for an ATV vehicle after a rider hit a police officer Friday evening.

According to Sergeant Moses Pereira, on Friday at approximately 7:54 p.m., a Fall River Police Officer was struck by a vehicle, while conducting a traffic stop in the area of Robeson Street and Delcar Street. The vehicle which struck the officer, fled the scene immediately after.

Scanner transmissions reported an ATV vehicle, however, FRPD did not confirm what type of vehicle was involved.

Police arrest 17-year-old Fall River resident for allegedly hitting and seriously injuring police officer.

The officer, a seventeen-year veteran of the Police Department was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries and has since been treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital.

The incident is under investigation by the Major Crimes Division, Accident Reconstruction Unit, and the Uniform Division.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511. Anonymous tips can be provided by dialing 508-672-TIPS (8477).

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