Maryland Trooper Hits and Kills Woman

By Peter DePaolis

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 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 hear 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 basic safety measures. Hopefully, this never happens to anyone you know, but knowing what to do after a car accident never hurts. Contact our team today.

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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.