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Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Police cruiser overturns in collision

By Clarence Williams

Two people suffered minor injuries Wednesday night after a Prince George's County police cruiser overturned during a collision with a civillian vehicle in Capitol Heights, officials said.

The accident happened in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike just after 9 p.m., said Cpl. Henry Tippett, a county police spokesman. A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were taken to a hospital for a check up, Tippett said.

The officer was not injured, Tippett said. The marked cruiser was using emergency lights at the time of the crash, and the cause of the accident is under investigation, he said.

By Clarence Williams  | January 19, 2011; 11:02 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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This article is slightly wrong. Police cruiser did not overturn. Once again...let's just spin things to make them seem worse.

Posted by: Dypuz | January 20, 2011 1:06 AM | Report abuse

This is sort of like: Not ONLY in PG, but only in PG.

Posted by: polecatx1 | January 20, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Emergency lights don't help if the police cruiser is doing 90 mph!

The officer, under PG police guidelines, is eligible for double-pay while off-duty as the investigation proceeds.

Or does the cop have an option to retire on full-pay with duty-related disability trauma?

Posted by: kinkysr | January 20, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Should cops drive at the speed limit when chasing hoodlums?

Posted by: TaxiDriver | January 20, 2011 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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