2 officers, 2 civilians hurt in crash

August 02, 2007|By Richard Irwin

Four people, including two police officers, were injured last night when a police cruiser was struck by another vehicle on an East Baltimore street. The cruiser turned over, trapping a police trainee, his training officer and two pedestrians.

Initial reports said an Eastern District police trainee was driving a police car in the 2400 block of Llwelyn Ave. at North Montford Avenue about 11:15 p.m. when his cruiser was struck by a car being pursued by another police cruiser.

Police said a pregnant woman and a child were struck by the car as it overturned and were trapped along with the officers.

The training officer freed himself and aided those who were trapped before firefighters arrived.

Police said the two officers were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, while the woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital. The child was taken to Hopkins' Children's Center.

The extent of their injuries and conditions were not available.

The driver of the pursued vehicle was arrested at the scene, police said.

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