Friday, December 4, 2009

Officer was involved in a single vehicle accident

On today’s date, 12-04-09, at approximately 0230 hours, a Frederick Police Patrol Officer was involved in a single vehicle accident in the area of W. 7th St. and Trail Avenue. The officer was responding to a strong armed robbery call, and was responding in an emergency mode (Lights and Siren). The officer struck a parked vehicle in the area. The officer suffered injuries requiring transport via MSP Helicopter to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is still being treated for his injuries. The injuries are not life threatening. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. A Departmental Accident Reconstructionist is investigating the accident.

The officer has been identified as Ofc. Gregory Wayne Morton, assigned to the Patrol Division. He has been employed with the Frederick Police Department for a little more than a year.

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