Vehicle strikes, injures Greenbelt officer responding to crash

A police officer is hospitalized in critical condition after she was struck by a vehicle while responding to a crash in Greenbelt, Maryland, late Saturday night.

The Greenbelt Police Department said a female officer was hit outside of her patrol vehicle as she helped U.S. Park Police respond to a crash reported around 10 p.m. on Edmonston Road, north of Cherrywood Lane.

The officer was hit at approximately 10 p.m. and transported by helicopter to a hospital, Greenbelt Police Department spokesman George Mathews told WTOP.

The car that hit the woman remained at the scene. Police said an investigation is ongoing.

A map of the area is below.

WTOP’s Matt Small contributed to this report.

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