A Prince George's County police officer was injured in a crash on the Beltway near Largo, Md. Wednesday evening.
The officer was responding to a backup request from Maryland State Police when a car hit the cruiser. The officer lost control, hit a van and then a truck.
The crash near Ritchie Marlboro Road shut down all of the Inner Loop lanes and two of the Outer Loop lanes while crews worked to get those injured out of the vehicles.
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Eight people were sent to the hospital, PGPD said. At this time their injuries are non-life threatening.