The following report was just released by the Anne Arundel County Police Department regarding the accident last night where an officer was hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle bailed out and is still at large.
Type of Collision: Multiple Vehicle and Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision Location of Incident: Route 665 near Riva Road Date & Time: April 15, 2012 @ 9:17 p.m. Motor Vehicle #1: 1999 Acura RL Driver: Leo Lamont Carroll, 23, of 5208 Sands Road, Lothian, Md Injuries/Condition: SUBJECT AT LARGE Front Seat Passenger: James Christopher Wallace, 22, of 1038 Bayard Road, Lothian, Md Injuries/Condition: None Rear Seat Passenger: Anthony Ablonczy, Sr ., 26, of 314 Fairground Road, Prince Frederick, Md Injuries/Condition: None Motor Vehicle #2: 1992 Toyota Celica Driver: Christopher Ryan Blankenship , 22, of 357 Stacy Lee Drive, Westminster, Md Injuries/Condition: None Motor Vehicle #3: 2011 Volkswagen GTI Driver: Christopher Terrance Jackson , 22, of 367 Freshfield Lane, Arnold, Md Injuries/Condition: None Pedestrian: Corporal Kevin Mont , a 23-year veteran assigned to the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Special Services Bureau Injuries/Condition: Serious, but stable condition at Shock Trauma
On April 15, 2012, at approximately 9:17 p.m., Corporal Kevin Mont, a 23-year veteran currently assigned to the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Special Services Bureau, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 665 near Riva Road. The violator’s vehicle came to a stop in the left travel lane with the officer’s marked patrol vehicle behind it with all of his emergency lights activated.
Corporal Mont exited his vehicle, made contact with the vehicle operator and instructed her to pull ahead onto the right shoulder out of the travel portion of the roadway. At that time, a White Toyota Celica slowed behind the police vehicle as the officer was walking back to his vehicle. According to witness statements, a 1999 Acura RL was traveling at a high rate of speed when it began skidding and struck the rear of the Celica. Corporal Mont immediately ran into the grass median to get out of the roadway. The Celica was then projected across the median, where it struck the officer and projected him into the opposing traffic lanes.
The Acura, which was redirected by the initial impact, struck a second vehicle in the right travel lane and then ultimately struck a guardrail. Three occupants of the Acura subsequently bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods. Two of the occupants were located a short time later by Southern District officers near the Regatta Bay community. Both occupants were released without charges. The driver of the vehicle remains at large and is currently being sought for numerous charges.
Corporal Mont was flown by Maryland State Police Medivac to the University of Maryland Hospital’s Shock Trauma Center, where he is in serious, but stable condition.
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