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Posted at 7:56 PM ET, 02/23/2011

Pr. George's officer injured in crash

By Clarence Williams


Update, 8:51 p.m.:

A Prince George's County police cruiser and a civilian vehicle collided in the Bowie area Wednesday night, sending an officer and a person from the car to the hospital for check-ups.

The accident happened at Mission Drive and Greenbelt Road about 6:45 p.m., said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a spokesman. An officer and a person in the car were taken to hospitals for a check-up, but no serious injuries were reported.

It was not clear whether the marked police cruiser had the lights and sirens working at the time of the crash, Baxter said.


Earlier:

A Prince George's County police officer was injured Wednesday night in a police-car crash, officials said.

The accident happened near the intersection of Mission Drive and Greenbelt Road about 6:45 p.m., said Cpl. Evan Baxter, a spokesman. The officer, who not identified, was taken to a hospital, but officials were unclear about the officer's condition.

It was not immediately clear what the police cruiser struck or what happened during the incident.

By Clarence Williams  | February 23, 2011; 7:56 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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It is well known that some police officers of the District II station (near Bowie) are incorrigible speeders. It is not unusual to be startled by a rapidly closing car on Routes 214, 301 or 197 that turns out to be a police car. These vehicles are not on emergency call and not showing lights or siren. Rather, driving well above the speed limit is the norm, often while talking on mobile phones.

Posted by: Towards_Light | February 23, 2011 11:42 PM | Report abuse

It is well known that some police officers of the District II station (near Bowie) are incorrigible speeders. It is not unusual to be startled by a rapidly closing car on Routes 214, 301 or 197 that turns out to be a police car. These vehicles are not on emergency call and not showing lights or siren. Rather, driving well above the speed limit is the norm, often while talking on mobile phones.

Posted by: Towards_Light | February 23, 2011 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Towards_Light: Close your eyes, the light is blinding you. It is also well known how many stupid people post on this site.

Posted by: curiousGeorge4 | February 24, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

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