Traffic Accidents

Baltimore to pay $30,000 to woman injured in car crash when police officer ran red light

Baltimore to pay $30,000 to woman injured in car crash when police officer ran red light

Baltimore officials have agreed to pay $30,000 to a woman who was injured when a police officer’s car ran a red light and crashed into her vehicle.

The Board of Estimates — the city spending panel controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh — voted to approve a settlement with Earlene Stron, 59, who sustained injuries in the 2014 car crash.

On Sept. 29 that year, Stron was driving at the intersection of Frederick and Louden avenues in Southwest Baltimore at 6:30 p.m., when police officer David Connor drove through a red light with his car’s emergency lights activated and siren “intermittently” chirping, according to the city’s law department.

Connor’s car struck Stron’s,...

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