A Waterville police SUV was involved in a two-vehicle wreck Monday near the intersection of Gilman and Burleigh streets in Waterville. Photo courtesy of Lawrence P. Bloom

WATERVILLE — A Waterville police cruiser sustained extensive damage Monday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Gilman and Burleigh streets, but the officer driving it was uninjured, according to Winslow police Chief Leonard Macdaid.

The crash was reported about 2:15 p.m. after it appeared a rental Toyota RAV4 being driven north on Burleigh Street by James Mcallister, 83, of Jacksonville, Florida, pulled in front of a 2017 Ford Explorer cruiser being driven east on Gilman Street by Waterville police Officer Luis Rodriguez, Macdaid said.

Mcallister was taken to a Waterville hospital with minor facial injuries, according to Macdaid, who said the RAV4, which  had minor damage, was not towed from the scene.

The Explorer, which had extensive front-end damage, was towed.

The crash was investigated by Winslow police Officer Jacob Poulin, he said.

Police agencies don’t commonly investigate accidents or other incidents involving their own officers. It is standard practice for a law officer from another community, State Police or a sheriff’s department to investigate such an incident, according to Macdaid.

“We can’t investigate our own crashes,” he said.

No charges were filed in Monday’s wreck, he said.

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