Harford sergeant hurt in car accident

Cruiser struck an abandoned vehicle on I-95

July 16, 2011|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Harford County sheriff's deputies responded to an accident on southbound Interstate 95 between the Edgewood and Bel Air exits, under the Route 24 overpass, police said in a statement.

A 2001 Dodge Stratus was headed south in the highway's middle lane when it was cut off, police said, causing the driver to lose control. The Stratus subsequently stalled in a lane that acts as both an entrance and exit ramp.

The driver could not restart the car and walked to safety on the right side of the road, police said.

A few minutes later the abandoned car was hit from behind by a police cruiser driven by Sgt. Thomas Gamble, who was on duty for the sheriff's office, said police. The officer was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was in good condition Saturday night.

Gamble is a 12-year veteran of the sheriff's office, the statement said.

steve.kilar@baltsun.com

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