Four injured in crash involving police cruiser

January 30, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A police cruiser responding to a report of an armed man collided yesterday with another car at an East Baltimore intersection, sending four people, including a 76-year-old woman, to area hospitals, police said.

Police Department spokesman Kevin Enright said the cruiser was westbound on East Fayette Street around 1 p.m. when it hit a Nissan Sentra that was being driven north on North Broadway.

The driver of the cruiser, Officer Patrick Nurse, 39, a four-year veteran, told investigators he stopped at a red light before going through with his lights and siren on. Enright said accident investigators are trying to determine whether the officer did stop, as is required.

Nurse and his passenger, Officer Mohamed Ali, 48, were treated at Mercy Medical Center and released, Enright said.

The driver of the Nissan, Shannon Apson, 76, and a passenger, Jennifer Mazon, 21, both of the 300 block of S. Duncan St., were treated and released from Johns Hopkins Hospital, said a hospital spokeswoman.

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