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Posted at 8:10 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Trooper injured in collision on Beltway

By Erica Johnston

A Maryland State trooper was injured Wednesday night on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County when the trooper's vehicle was struck by a vehicle that then fled the scene, authorities said.

Montgomery County rescue workers were called to the outer loop of I-495, near the River Road exit, for the report of a collision of a police cruiser and a sedan -- possibly a Toyota Prius, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a county fire department spokesman.

When the sedan kept going, the trooper pursued it briefly, but then stopped near the exit to the Clara Barton Parkway, Garcia said.

The trooper's condition was not immediately known. Maryland State Police officials declined to comment shortly after the incident.

-- Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | October 20, 2010; 8:10 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Virginia  
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Comments

A Prius? Oh man, that's rich. A hit and run Leftist. Save the planet, hit a trooper. Oh ye liberal skunks..

Posted by: wewintheylose | October 21, 2010 5:12 AM | Report abuse

Send him back to Mexico. If illegals weren't here, this accident would never had happened.

Posted by: paliceag | October 21, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

Looks like more and more hit and runs are being reported. Happened to me in June. What's up with that? Don't people stop when they're involved in accidents anymore?

Posted by: ceefer66 | October 21, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

I wonder how the DC area compares with other big cities in the number of hit and runs. There sure seems to be quite a few here in DC.

Since the general attitude of most people in the DC area seems to be "to hell with you," I wouldn't be surprised to learn that DC is #1 in the U.S. for the number of hit and runs.

The U.S. is supposedly the greatest nation on earth? I doubt that very seriously.

Posted by: TooManyPeople | October 21, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Send him back to Mexico. If illegals weren't here, this accident would never had happened.

Posted by: paliceag | October 21, 2010 5:13 AM
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Wow, you wake up with something racist to say huh?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | October 21, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Paliceag

Barbara B. Ermler, of The Plains, was charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to stop at an accident and failure to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle using its signals, state police spokesman Greg Shipley said.
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Wow, that name looks like an illegal to me. What do you thing? So, still thinking it was an illegal who hit the trooper?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | October 21, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

They're either drunk or high when they hit and run or maybe on their cell phones or even worse they are texting, or.......... driving with no insurance!!!!.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 21, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Of note, MD Troopers have a tendency, as do VAST, to pull in at an angle behind vehicles. Accidents happen and the Trooper should have made sure he was out of the traffic lane.

Posted by: callmeout | October 21, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Of note, MD Troopers have a tendency, as do VAST, to pull in at an angle behind vehicles. Accidents happen and the Trooper should have made sure he was out of the traffic lane.

Posted by: callmeout | October 21, 2010 12:40 PM
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Another stupid post by callmeout.

Posted by: gpl2411 | October 21, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

He wasn't killed so who gives a rat's a-- anbout some stupid cop in the roadway.

Posted by: callmeout | October 21, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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