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Video: Helicopter Lands on Roadway to Rescue Maryland Trooper from Crash

April 14, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Helicopter Lands on Roadway to Rescue Maryland Trooper from Crash

The Capital Beltway was partially closed in Maryland Thursday evening after a crash that involved at least three cars and left a Maryland State Police trooper with critical injuries, reports NBC Washington.

The trooper was parked on the shoulder of the Beltway during the investigation of a car crash when a second crash occurred nearby, state police said the initial investigation showed. A car involved in the second crash slammed into the trooper's car, trapping him inside.

A Maryland State Police helicopter landed on the Beltway and rushed the injured trooper to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, state police said. He had critical injuries, officials said.

The crash involving a trooper stationed at the College Park Barracks occurred about 2 p.m. on the Outer Loop of I-495 north of Annapolis Road (Route 450), in the Lanham area, police said. Video footage shot from Chopper4 shows three cars with significant damage.

Comments (6)

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kevCopAz @ 4/14/2016 5:37 PM

I would expect no less from the Helicopter crew. Hope all ends well.

Nightstalker @ 4/14/2016 6:02 PM

When i use to be a firefighter before i got into Law-Enforcement, Lifeflight crew was awesome in flying that baby and i hope the best for the trooper.

trouttrooper @ 4/14/2016 7:57 PM

God bless the injured Trooper and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Robert @ 4/15/2016 8:59 AM

First, I hope the person involved the crash recovers
Second, I would probably fire the pilot of the helicopter, his boss and everyone in the State Police Air patrol who approved this flight.
The only reason I say probably, is it is possible that the State Police use their helicopter for Life Flights on a daily basis (for citizens)...but my limited research shows this is not true.
So why fire everyone...Why did the pilot provide a life flight service for the State Trooper, but does not provide Life Flight services for the citizen taxpayers of the state of Maryland?
This is BS...those helicopters are there to perform a specific task..not be the personal ambulance service of the State Troopers.
So either you fire the staff involved OR you change the policy: Whenever their is a medical emergency, and the State Police helicopter flying traffic duty is in the area, they will respond and airlift the citizen to the trauma center.

ret trooper @ 4/15/2016 9:48 AM

Robert...perhaps you should do a little more "research" before you post stupid crap on this site. The MSP helicopters are used to perform the medevac service in Maryland. In fact $ 7.50 of the fines on all guilty verdicts in the District Court goes to the MSP medevac service. MSP helicopters do not do "traffic duty" in Maryland. The MSP helicopters provide a FREE service to ALL citizens of the state, and even those visiting, not just their Troopers. It seems to me that your "research" isn't the only thing you have that is "limited".

Robert @ 4/15/2016 12:49 PM

ret trooper.
You are right, I stand corrected. It appears the majority of the lifeflights in MD are handled by the state police.
My initial search was dominated by 6 new search and rescue helicopters...which it appears is just a small part of their fleet.
Thank you for your response.

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