Tisbury police officer hurt in cruiser accident

— File photo by Ralph Stewart

Tisbury police officer Kelly Kershaw suffered minor injuries Tuesday evening when the police cruiser she was driving struck a tree.

The accident occurred about 8 pm on State Road, near Mayflower Lane, according to State Police Sergeant Thomas Medeiros.

The vehicle struck the tree head-on, and airbags deployed. The cruiser was heavily damaged, a total loss, according to State Police.

Emergency medical personnel took Ms. Kershaw by ambulance to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Tisbury Police Chief Dan Hanavan declined to comment on the accident. He referred all questions to State Police.

Sergeant Medeiros said State Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and a report on the cause is not yet available.