A Maryland State Police trooper was injured after a crash Friday morning during a chase of a stolen vehicle on I-95 near Havre de Grace.
Farhan Bachu, a trooper assigned to the JFK Memorial High Barrack in Perryville, was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to be treated for his injuries. He was released after being treated for his injuries around 4:45 p.m. Friday, said Ron Snyder, a spokesperson for the state police.
Bachu was pursing a stolen 2019 Nissan Rouge, traveling northbound on I-95, around 10:50 a.m. when the Nissan swerved into the right shoulder of the interstate in an attempt to pass a tractor-trailer, according to a Maryland State Police news release.
The trooper followed the Nissan onto the right shoulder when the tractor-trailer swerved onto the shoulder and struck the trooper’s patrol vehicle, police said. Bachu lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the right side of the road before the vehicle came to rest in a ditch.
The tractor-trailer swerved to attempt to get out of the way, Snyder said. No charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the tractor-trailer.
The stolen vehicle, reportedly taken from Delaware County in Pennsylvania, was allegedly driven by Alton Bomo Garbla, 32, of Bowie. Garbla fled the scene after the crash and drove into Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey before Pennsylvania State Police apprehended him in Chester.
Maryland State Police troopers stopped their pursuit of the vehicle once it entered Delaware. Charges against Garbla and pending in multiple states, including Maryland, as a result of the incident, police said.