US Park Police officer injured after being struck on BW Parkway

A U.S. Park Police officer is in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle Friday morning.

A Park Police spokesperson said it happened while the officer was on the scene of a minor car crash on the southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near Route 50 at around 11:30 a.m.

The driver fled the scene going northbound on the BW Parkway near Route 100.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Maryland State Police and Anne Arundel County police have joined the search for the driver.

A description of the striking vehicle was not provided.

Juan Herrera

Juan Herrera is an associate producer for WTOP News. He joined the radio news team in 2021 after previously working for WMAL News as a news assistant. He is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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