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Maryland State Police Look for Driver Who Fled Scene of Accident Involving Trooper

Maryland State Police have been investigating a two-vehicle accident that involved one of the agency’s troopers.

The accident reportedly occurred Thursday, March 16 in Hagerstown at around 8 a.m. According to police officers, the two vehicles collided at the intersection of South Potomac Street and Memorial Boulevard. One vehicle was a passenger car and the other was a police cruiser.

Law enforcement officials did not initially provide any details of the events of the accident or the offending vehicle, but did have a description of the suspect. They were looking for a white male with a dark beard wearing a baseball cap. The trooper sustained an injury in the accident, but the other driver did not stay at the scene.

What to do after a hit-and-run accident

Normally, after a car accident resulting in an injury to you or a loved one, you would collect the contact and insurance information of all parties involved. Later, you would then explore the possibility of seeking compensation from the at-fault person or his/her insurance company, working with an attorney. This obviously is not possible if the other driver left the scene of the crash, however.

To that end, all motorists must stay at the scene of an accident, provide assistance and wait for police and emergency responders to arrive. If you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland, speak with a compassionate La Plata personal injury lawyer at Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. as soon as possible to learn more about your options.

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