Dennis police investigate three-vehicle crash involving police SUV

Pickup driver cited for failure to stop for a red light

DENNIS - Dennis police are investigating a three-vehicle crash involving a department vehicle driven by a Dennis police officer Wednesday. According to a Dennis police release, additional officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 134 and Route 6A in Dennis Wednesday afternoon just after 4:30 p.m.

According to police, the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling west on Route 6A failed to stop at a red light and struck the Dennis police vehicle, a 2014 Ford Explorer crossing Route 6A from Bridge Street to Route 134. The impact reportedly pushed the Silverado into the eastbound lane of Route 6A where it struck a 2010 Mazda CX-7.

The drivers of the Silverado and the CX-7 were not injured. Officer Joseph Morris, who was driving the Explorer, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Silverado, 33-year-old Douglas Shafer of South Dennis was cited for operating to endanger, failure to stop at a red light and failure to stay within marked lanes, police said.

The crash is under investigation. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on