ROWLEY — A Rowley police officer was flown via helicopter to a Boston-area hospital as a precaution after his cruiser was involved in a serious accident on Route 133 this morning.

Matthew Ziev, a seven-year veteran of the force, was traveling east on Route 133 on his way to a medical aid call on Wethersfield Road involving a 3-year-old when his cruiser collided with a red Chevy Suburban.

Rowley police Chief Robert Barker said he didn’t know how the accident happened or how seriously Ziev was injured. A state police accident reconstruction team was expected to respond to the scene.

Rowley fire Chief James Broderick said Ziev had to be extricated from his cruiser, which sustained serious damage to the passenger side front door. Ziev was then placed in an ambulance and driven to the Rowley police station where a Medflight helicopter was there to meet him at about 11:30 a.m.

The female driver of the Chevy Suburban was transported to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport with less serious injuries. She was reported in stable condition Monday afternoon. Her name has not yet been released.

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