A Maryland State Trooper did not activate his vehicle’s emergency lights or siren when he hit and killed a woman earlier this month in Queen Anne’s County. According to the baltimoresun.com, the officer also had a ride-along passenger in the patrol car with him who suffered minor injuries in the car crash.
According to the report, the 29-year-old victim and a friend were sitting on a wall on Shopping Center Drive. Around 9:00 p.m., the trooper received a call of a burglary and drove down Shopping Center Drive. The state trooper’s vehicle struck the woman and authorities pronounced her dead at the accident scene. Her friend did not suffer injuries in the car crash. The state trooper suffered minor injuries in the collision.
Investigators do not know how fast the trooper was going at the point of impact. At this time, authorities do not know if the trooper will face criminal charges in the incident. An investigation of the fatal accident is ongoing.
It is truly unfortunate that the victim here likely did not here the trooper’s vehicle due to the fact he did not activate his car’s sirens and emergency lights. Fatal auto crashes occur when drivers neglect the basic safety measures. Hopefully, this never happens to anyone you know, but knowing what to do after a car accident never hurts.
Approved by attorney Justin Beall