Police vehicle hit in Howard County collision, 6 injured

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Howard County Police Traffic Enforcement Section is investigating a collision involving a police vehicle that happened late Saturday night and left six people injured.

Police said, the collision happened around 11:56 p.m. when a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, which is a marked police cruiser, was going north bound in the 5600 block of Waterloo Road. According to authorities, a 2004 Ford Expedition was going south bound and went over the center line and hit the police vehicle.

Police said, after the police cruiser was hit, the Ford Expedition went off the road and overturned.

According to authorities, police officer Sara Dorsey, a three-year officer of Howard County Police Department was driving the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Police said, the driver of the Ford Expedition, 35-year-old, Johnnie Morris Williams Sr. of Balitmore, Md. was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Another adult was in the Ford Expedition, 37-year-old Jaime Janelle Shaffer, of Columbia, Md. Shaffer was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the two adults in the vehicle, there were three small children in the back of the vehicle between the ages of seven and 17. Police said all three children were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said, Waterloo Road between Montgomery Run Road and Goldfinch Court was closed during the investigation for about two hours.

The investigation is still ongoing, police said.


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