Anne Arundel Officer Injured During Traffic Stop

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Last night, an Anne Arundel County police officer was injured while performing a traffic stop when a vehicle struck his parked vehicle in Glen Burnie.  In addition to the officer, the driver of the vehicle which was stopped was seriously injured and sent to Baltimore Shock-Trauma. The driver of the striking vehicle sustained minor injuries.  From the police report:

Type of Collision: Multiple Vehicles / Multiple Pedestrians
Location of Incident: Baltimore Annapolis Blvd near Castle Harbour Way, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Date & Time: June 10, 2011 @ 2308 hours
Primary Investigator: Cpl. W.R. Morningstar, Jr. #1567
Police Case Number: 2011-721816
Motor Vehicle #1: 1989 GMC Pickup
Driver: Steven James Parsons, W/M, 32 years old, 600 block W. Paddle Wheel Court, Millersville, Maryland 21108, Injuries/Condition: Minor/ Non Life Threatening
Motor Vehicle #2: 2003 Dodge Durango
Driver: Parked Vehicle / No Driver
Motor Vehicle #3: 2006 Pontiac G6
Driver: Parked Vehicle / No Driver
Pedestrian #1: James Earl Spears, II B/M, 26 years of age, 800 block Tinker Road, Lisman, AL 36912

Pedestrian #2: Sergeant Keith Clark, Anne Arundel County Police, 8495 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, Maryland 21108

Synopsis:

On June 10, 2011 at approximately 2308 hours, several plain clothes detectives observed a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop utilizing an unmarked Dodge Durango. All occupants of the Durango exited the vehicle to perform their assigned duties once the Durango was parked behind the violator’s vehicle; the Durango was partially on the shoulder of the roadway and had all of its emergency lights activated. During the stop, all occupants of the violator’s vehicle were asked to exit their vehicle for furtherance of the officers’ legal duties.

The initial investigation indicates that during the traffic stop, a 1989 GMC pickup truck being driven by Steven James Parsons failed to comply with the “Move Over Law” and struck the rear of the police vehicle. This caused the police vehicle to be pushed forward several feet and strike a pedestrian was standing between the two vehicles. A Police Detective Sergeant , Sergeant Clark, was also injured when he heard the collision and dove into the violator’s vehicle to try and avoid being struck by the vehicle.

Pedestrian #1 was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition. Pedestrian #2 and the operator of Vehicle #1 were transported by ambulances to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with minor, non-life threatening injuries. It is uncertain at this time if drugs/or alcohol contributed to this collision. The investigation is continuing.

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