According to Maryland State Police, a police officer was injured in a car crash when driving home from work. Three people were injured in the accident that occurred on I-95, with the officer ejected from his Nissan SUV when a Toyota Scion struck it.
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said the officer was driving his SUV home to Bel Air and was in uniform at the time of the collision, which occurred at approximately 10:22 p.m.
The officer was in critical condition following the accident and taken by air to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
Two passengers in the Toyota were also injured and transported to Bayview Medical Center. The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man from Edgewood, was not injured in the accident. According to police, he was not wearing a seat belt. At this time, charges against the driver are pending.
All over the state of Maryland, including in big cities as well as on the highway, car accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Although no additional information is available regarding the cause of this accident, a Toyota struck the officer’s SUV, which led to him spinning out of control and overturning. These types of accidents are often more serious, but fortunately nobody was killed in this highway collision.
Anybody who is driving on the highway, regardless of location, has to be aware of the vehicles around them at all times. Awareness can help avoid accidents, such as this one that led to three people transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore police officer ‘stable but critical’ after I-95 crash in Harford” Bryna Zumer, Jun. 10, 2014