Trooper injured in hit-and-run on I-83

Authorities are searching for the driver of a car that struck and injured a Maryland state trooper early Sunday on Interstate 83 as he stood near a car that he had stopped.

Trooper First Class Jason M. James, 30, was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of northbound I-83, north of Ruxton Road, at 1 a.m., authorities said, when he was struck by the mirror and side of a passing vehicle. He was then pushed into the car he had stopped, authorities said.

James, who was in uniform and wearing a reflective jacket, used his radio to report that he had been struck and asked for help, authorities said, adding that pieces of the car that struck James were found at the scene. Authorities said they believed the car that hit James was a gold or tan four-door Buick LeSabre.

James, a four-and-a-half year veteran, was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in downtown Baltimore with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Golden Ring barracks at 410-780-2700.

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