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MCP Officer Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver; Officer Receiving Treatment For Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 19, 2017

An officer from the 3rd District was injured in a collision involving a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday evening; the investigation is continuing.

On Wednesday, October 18 at approximately 10:35 p.m., a 3rd District officer was conducting a traffic stop of a motorist on southbound New Hampshire Avenue, south of Piney Branch Road.  A second officer stopped to assist the first officer, parking her vehicle on the roadway and exiting her vehicle to approach the stopped motorist.

For reasons still under investigation, a driver traveling south on New Hampshire Avenue struck one of the officer's vehicles causing serious injury to one of the officers conducting the traffic stop.  The driver fled from the crash in the striking vehicle.  The injured officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  She is being identified as a 28-year-old female with approximately two and one-half years with the Montgomery County Police Department.

Officers from the 3rd District, the Prince George's County Police Department, the Takoma Park Police Department, and the Maryland State Police responded to attempt to locate the vehicle.  No additional information can be confirmed at this time.

The collision occurred in Prince George's County and is being investigated by the Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit.

PRS

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Release ID: 17-331
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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