'Sizable' Damage to Police Cruiser After Morning Crash

The Westborough officer was involved in the crash early this morning while responded to a crash on Route 9.


Officer Tyson Delong crashed a cruiser shortly after 3 a.m. while responding to a report of a two car crash on Route 9 west near the nursery.

“He lost control of the vehicle and it struck the jersey barrier,” Police Chief Alan Gordon told Westborough Patch. “There were no injuries.”

Gordon said that the roads were snow covered at the time. He said the damage was limited to the front end of the 2011 Crown Victoria cruiser. He called the damage “sizable” and estimated it to be between $3,000 to $4,000.

He was sent to the hospital for minor injuries after that incident.

Gordon said Delong was not injured in today’s crash. He returned to the department and finished out his shift.

There were also no injuries reported in the two car crash to which Delong was responding.


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Westboro taxpayer March 01, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Looks like Officer Delong needs to be retrained... or should pay for it himself.... idiot... -Annoyed Westboro Taxpayer
K Fay March 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
If you're going to respond to a story that involved Mr. DeLong, who puts his life on the line every day to keep people like you safe, shane on you. You don't deserve his protection.
corey March 02, 2012 at 12:21 AM
^agree with k fay..... unfortunate circumstances..... Westboro taxpayer should step up and do the job or keep his mouth shut unless he wants to man up and use his name behind his opinion instead of the anonymity of hiding behind a keyboard
jj car March 02, 2012 at 01:13 PM
the police need to slow down a bit . they are now help at a crime or accident scene if they are in a wreck also . there is no reason for the police or fire department to be driving as fast as they do it is dangerous . i understand they have special training for hi speed situations but there is a point where hi speed becomes ridiculous . it is just a matter of time till some one is killed and then what ? tax payer will rely pay then i do respect the fact that the police put there life on the line every day for are safety they do a great job . but they are also putting everyone life in danger if they cant drive with caution
Jon Smith March 02, 2012 at 01:54 PM
The annoyed taxpayer should know that this article failed to mention two things. The roads at that time were probably icy/snowy since there was a snow storm at the time... Also, if you keep up on your local news, that in the Aug. 10 crash he was the victim of a taxpayer who blew a red light on Route 9.
Jon McGrath March 02, 2012 at 02:07 PM
If someone close to me is in an accident, I don't want the police taking their time getting there. They have bright blue flashing lights and sirens on their cars for a reason. They don't know what they're going to see when they get there; it could be a fender bender, it could be a life-threatening situation. jj car, if someone in your family is in an accident, do you want the police to "slow down a bit" on their way? I know I don’t. I don't know Officer Delong; he could be a great driver, he could drive like Detective Lt. Frank Drebbin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYUWy50oYvU). Delong was hit by a guy who ran a red light and had an accident in lousy weather when he was on his way to help someone. How someone’s first reaction to this is concern for the taxpayers’ money is beyond my understanding. And, as ironic as this is, I agree with the person who only goes by “corey” that Westboro taxpayer should “man up” and use his real name when posting such comments.
SPRINT March 02, 2012 at 02:10 PM
@Westboro Taxpayer. Sounds like your gripe should be with the highway department since Officer Delong had to negotiate dangerous snow covered roadways to protect taxpayers like yourself. I'm sure if WPD trained their officers for every possible weather variable, you'd just be complaining about the extra tax money that you have to shell out for that too. These officers are doing their job while we are safe in our beds at night. If you'd like to blog about your day at work I'm sure the rest of us taxpayers can pick your efforts apart. -Annoyed at Westboro Taxpayer
Ron Burgondy - Channel 5 News March 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Great Naked Gun footage !!!! Drebbin....Frank......your both right!!
PHIL March 03, 2012 at 12:52 AM
maybe you should get in a cruiser and see how fast they go! most are responsible. but some are reckless and drive way to fast responding to a call. good thing there was not some waiting for him to help. opps!
John Laurence March 03, 2012 at 09:56 AM
Terrific youtube video, Jon! I haven't laughed like that in quite some time!!! Thanks!
Ashley Tenczar Curran March 30, 2012 at 04:44 PM
I agree that if you are going 2 leave a comment, at least be "man" (or woman) enough to put your name on it. As far as these crashes are concerned, thank God Officer Delong wasn't hurt. I had lived in Westboro all my life, and I cannot think of ONE Officer who is a "bad driver". They've always helped me, and my family any time we've needed it , in a timely manner. I also agree with the person who said "if it were my family, I'd want them (police) there in a hurry". AGREED. I know that the WPD will take the appropriate steps if any are needed to ensure ALL of it's officers are excellent drivers, in any condition. BTW, I say this without any agenda other than testifying for those who have assisted my family and I for decades.
Resident and Taxpayer June 01, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Wow all these people sticking up for the cop! i dont know the details of this crash so i cannot judge. I do know that I have witnessed 3 close call accidents because the police do 60 mph down east main street with no sirens sounding. i dont know what type of call they are responding to, but if you do need to go 0-60 in 10 seconds on main street put some sirens on, beep the funny horn, do something because its plain dangerous. its a bad policy, and i have wanted to complain because one time they almost hit me, but i dont want to deal with any repercussions from the cops. which brings me to my last point: they have every right not to leave their name, and it has nothing to do with the argument so get another point!
No Bishops December 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I know Officer Delong. He lives on the Northboro street where he grew up in the house his father and his ex once owned. Delong regularly speeds up and down the road he lives on. Last time I was at my old home, a car came zooming past the house, and I instinctively yelled, "Slow down!" It was Tyson Delong, in a Westboro police car, speeding down a small road in Northboro, at over 50 mph. He has a real problem with anger and he's aggressive and mean. I've known him all his life and I'm not surprised that he 1) gets into big accidents and 2) speeds down the street he grew up on, as if he's the big sheriff in town. He regularly tailgates Northboro residents to harass them. Don't tell me he puts his life on the line in l'il ole Westboro. He loves it just a little too much. He's a danger to himself, to others, and especially to the people on his hometown street. Send him for help before he kills someone.
No Bishops December 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Too bad you don't know Tyson like I know Tyson. You might be better informed.
No Bishops December 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I know Officer Delong. Since birth. You all don't know what you're talking about.
No Bishops December 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Or put on leave. Or medication.


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