Police cruiser, car collide two injured

September 02, 1992

A city police officer and an Anne Arundel County woman were injured when their cars collided at Martin Luther King and Washington boulevards early today.

Police said Officer Sharon L. Goodman, who subsequently was cited for traffic violations, was westbound on Martin Luther King Boulevard at 2:57 a.m. with the emergency lights of her cruiser flashing when she entered the intersection against a red light.

The Southern District officer's car collided with a 1982 Toyota being driven south on Martin Luther King Boulevard by Pok Nan Strang, 37, of the 2500 block of Symphony Lane, Gambrills.

The officer's car also struck a third car, operated by Larry E. Diggs, of the 5800 block of Arizona Ave., who was eastbound on Washington Boulevard.

Both Officer Goodman and Ms. Strang were treated at different hospitals and released. Mr. Diggs, police said, was not injured.

Police said Officer Goodman faces a charge of failing to obey a red light and declined to give a statement, pending her consulting an attorney. Emergency vehicles with flashing lights are supposed to stop, however briefly, when going against a red light.

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