A multiple-vehicle collision in Millersville left three people injured. The accident, which involved a police vehicle, occurred on Monday morning, December 6th. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
In a press release, the Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Section Department said around 8:15 a.m., officers responded to Interstate 97S in the area of MD 32. The preliminary investigation uncovered that a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck operated by a Hampstead resident and an unmarked Anne Arundel County 2018 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle slowed or stopped in lane 1 of S/B I-97 because of traffic.
A 2015 Volvo D13 tractor-trailer was traveling behind both vehicles. The tractor-trailer failed to stop and rear-ended the police car. The collision pushed the police vehicle into the pickup truck. The officer in the car sustained severe injuries, and a Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter conveyed the officer to an area trauma center.
The tractor-trailer driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at an area trauma center. A passenger in the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries. The Chevrolet pickup truck driver also sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at a local hospital. At the time of the release, the officer was in stable condition.
Certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors conducted a post-crash investigation of the tractor-trailer at the crash scene, and the results are pending. Alcohol and drugs are believed not to have contributed to the accident, but it remains unclear if the multiple-vehicle collision in Millersville was caused by mechanical failure or driver error.
The Anne Arundel County Police Traffic Section is heading the investigation into the occurrence. Witnesses can call Traffic Safety at 410-222-8082.
Accident victims under Maryland law can get financial compensation from the at-fault driver. Learn more about the process from Pinder Plotkin LLC’s Baltimore auto accident attorneys.