Md. trooper injured in 3 car crash

Three people were injured, including a Maryland trooper in a three car crash after a traffic stop Friday night in Frederick County.

Around 9:00 p.m., Trooper Robert Hook, 34, was merging onto the road after completing a traffic stop on the shoulder of eastbound Route 15 and Route 340 when collided with an oncoming Pontiac.

The Pontiac swerved to the left, crossed the median and collided head on with a Honda Accord traveling westbound Route 15, Route 340.

Trooper Hook was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police have identified the other driver of the Pontiac as 36-year-old Maurice Reid of Frederick. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he was treated and released.

The driver of the Honda Accord has been identified as 53-year-old Tehsin Ghaffar of Frederick.  He reported no injury.  A passenger in his car, Saadia Huq, of Frederick, Md., reported a possible injury and was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital. 

The highway in the area was closed for about four hours due to the investigation and removal of the vehicles. 

The investigation is continuing.  No charges have been filed at this time.

Police are reminding drivers of Maryland’s move over law which requires them to move to an adjacent lane if safe to do so, or if not, to slow down when approaching emergency vehicles or tow trucks on the shoulder with emergency lights flashing.  


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