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Md. trooper injured when car hits cruiser

Monday - 10/28/2013, 2:50pm  ET

ESSEX, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say a trooper was injured when his cruiser was struck by a car while he investigated a crash on the Baltimore beltway.

Trooper First Class Christopher Hall's cruiser was stopped on Interstate 695 early Monday with its emergency equipment activated as he investigated a crash near Route 702. While Hall waited for the crash to be cleared, police say a Dodge Stratus hit the right rear of the cruiser. Police say 28-year-old Hall was taken to Shock Trauma.

The driver of the Dodge, 63-year-old Vicente Lopez-Calixto, is charged with violating the move over law and for failing to control the speed of his vehicle to avoid a collision. Police say there is no evidence of alcohol or any substance that would have contributed to this collision.


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