A Maryland Park Police officer was taken to the hospital after being rear-ended in Montgomery County Thursday morning, and the driver of the other car was later arrested on gun and drug charges, authorities said.
The officer was struck around 9:45 a.m. Thursday at University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, according to a tweet from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police. The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released a short time later.
The other driver was also treated and released at the hospital. Police ended up arresting the driver who struck the officer on several charges, including possession of a handgun, possession of suspected PCP and driving while impaired by drugs.
Officer and driver of the striking vehicle were treated and released. Driver of the striking vehicle was arrested for possession of a handgun, possession of suspected PCP, and driving while impaired by drugs. pic.twitter.com/mDFsv70kR7
— Park Police MC (@ParkPolice) October 31, 2019
Below is a map showing where the crash happened:
The crash involving the Maryland Park Police Officer happened about a mile away from another crash scene that snarled traffic in Silver Spring Thursday morning. In that crash, two people fled the scene and police later found a person who appeared to have been shot inside one of the cars.