RSS Feeds

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.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.