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Auburn Police Officer Struck, Seriously Injured

Officer Luis Santos is an 11 year veteran of the Auburn Police Department



    Auburn Police Officer Struck, Seriously Injured

    A man is under arrest for striking a police officer with his car, leaving him seriously injured. Abbey Niezgoda has details on the incident and on how Officer Luis Santos is recovering. (Published Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017)

    A Massachusetts police officer is in the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a car.

    Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, an Auburn police officer was at the intersection of Millbury Street and Route 20 when officials say he was struck by a vehicle.

    Police say 47-year-old Matthew Ostrander of Worcester was attempting to escape after an attempted break-in at a home in Millbury before the incident occurred.

    An 11 year veteran of Auburn Police, Officer Luis Santos, instructed Ostrander to stop, but he continued and charged at the officer. The car was traveling so quickly, police say Santos flew over the hood of the car.

    Santos was taken to UMass Medical Center where he received treatment for a head injury, broken right leg, and a severe left knee injury.

    Ostrander was taken into custody and was expected to face numerous charges. Auburn Police also obtained a warrant to search his car for weapons.

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