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2 hurt in crash with Charles officer

The Charles County sheriff's office says a woman and two children have been seriously injured in a crash with an officer.

Authorities say the officer was responding to an emergency call Wednesday on Washington Avenue, with his lights and sirens turned on.

As he tried to drive around a stopped car to make a left turn, he struck loose gravel. That caused the cruiser to hit a curb and cross the center line, striking another car.

Officials say firefighters removed the roof of the struck car and rescued the driver, a 38-year-old woman, and a 4-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. They transported the three to hospitals with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The officer also was hospitalized with minor injuries. Authorities say speed doesn't appear to be a factor.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 8, 2010; 4:32 PM ET
Categories:  Charles , Traffic Accidents  
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So were 2 people hurt? Or 3? Or do the two kids only count as one person?

Posted by: ceebee2 | July 8, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

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