Motorcyclist, police cruiser collide in Laurel

A 43-year-old Columbia man was hospitalized after his motorcycle collided with a Howard County police cruiser in North Laurel, county police said.

Police said the accident occurred at about 9:40 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Route 216 and Leishear Road. The officer, identified as nine-year veteran Bryan Mason, was traveling with his emergency lights and siren activated when he slowed to enter the intersection and was struck by a Harley Davidson motorcycle being operated by Frederick Lee Adkins, according to Cpl. Christopher Krieger.

Adkins was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where his condition was unknown. Police said only that he was stable.

The officer was not injured, police said.

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