Prince George's County police officer who struck pedestrian was investigated for previous crash, authorities say

Authorities say a Prince George's County police officer who struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk on Indian Head Highway Tuesday morning had previously been investigated for a crash that she was involved in while on duty.

The officer - who has not been identified - was involved in the crash on July 30.

Officials say Tuesday's incident happened shortly after 8 a.m. near the intersection of Indian Head Highway (Route 210) and Livingston Road in the Accokeek area.

The officer was making a left turn from Livingston Road onto northbound Indian Head Highway on her way to court when she struck the pedestrian who was in the crosswalk, according to authorities. The person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the officer is a rookie who has been with the force for 15 months.

They say neither drugs nor alcohol were involved in the crash on Tuesday.

Indian Head Highway is one of the region's deadliest roadways and lawmakers have efforted for more trafic cameras along portions of the roadway.


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