Car Strikes Baltimore Cop and Throws Her off Elevated Highway

By Peter DePaolis

A 27-year-old Baltimore police officer suffered serious injuries late last month when a vehicle hit her and threw off an elevated highway. The collision happened on Interstate 83 as the officer was tending to an accident scene at around 9:20 p.m. A black Saab approaching the accident scene lost control and hit the officer’s vehicle, which hit her and threw her 30 feet to the ground below.

An eyewitness said he heard tires screeching and saw the vehicle throw the officer over the highway. Emergency responders rushed her to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. A police spokesperson said the officer suffered multiple leg injuries, and she was conscious in the ambulance. A doctor at the hospital said she would be entering surgery.

A police spokesperson visited the officer in the hospital and said that doctors expect her to make a recovery. The driver of the vehicle that hit the officer’s car and two people at the original accident scene also suffered injuries in the collision.

Auto crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Knowing what to do after a car accident can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful financial recovery for your injuries and property damage. Contact a Maryland personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis for a free consultation about your accident and injuries. Justin Beall is an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer who can represent you in a lawsuit against the negligent driver.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.