FARMINGTON — A Farmington police officer was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital with chest and stomach pain Wednesday afternoon after his cruiser spun off the road and went into the woods.

Matthew Hunt, 24, of Farmington was traveling north on Route 27 responding to a call on the Barker Road at 3:05 p.m. when he came to the Cowan Hill Road with lights flashing and encountered  another vehicle stopped waiting to make a left turn onto that road, said Bonnie Pomeroy, Farmington Police Department secretary.

He went around the vehicle but got into the soft shoulder on the left side of the road, which threw the cruiser into a spin. The vehicle traveled backward into the woods, she said.

The other vehicle was not involved in the crash, she said.

Hunt was taken by NorthStar to FMH. He was undergoing tests shortly after 5 p.m., according to a nurse in the emergency room.

The 2009 Ford Crown Victoria was the department’s newest. It is believed it was totaled, Pomeroy said. Dutch Gap Auto removed it from the scene.

State, county and Farmington police as well as Farmington Fire Rescue responded to help at the scene.

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