Arundel officer, driver injured in accident


An Anne Arundel County police officer and another motorist were treated for minor injuries at Harbor Hospital Center last night after the officer's cruiser swerved to avoid the motorist and struck a median along Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park.

Officer Shawn Tayne was heading south on Ritchie Highway near Bon Air Avenue about 10 p.m. when a car heading north entered the officer's path to make a left-hand turn, said Sgt. Vaughn Dykes, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman.

Tayne tried to avoid the car, but his cruiser hit the median, became airborne and flipped onto its side, Dykes said.

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