FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 5, 2013

 

Contact:  1st Sgt. Kevin Ayd, 410-537-7724

 

 

MDTA POLICE OFFICERS INJURED DURING

EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC STOP ON I-95

Officers have been released from the hospital

          

 

BALTIMORE, MD - At approximately 4 a.m., two MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Officers were conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of southbound I-95 near Caton Avenue when their patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a Mercury Sable passenger vehicle. 

Thirty-one-year-old Officer Terry Breechen was outside of the vehicle at the time of the collision and was taken to Shock Trauma with minor injuries.  He has since been released.  Twenty-six-year-old Officer Scott Fleming was in the driver's seat and was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries and has since been released. 

The driver of the Mercury Sable, a 33-year-old female, was taken to Shock Trauma with minor injuries and released. 

"The men and women of the MDTA Police are extremely grateful that Officers Breechen and Fleming are going home to their families today," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Michael T. Kundrat.  "This morning's crash underscores the immense responsibility that each and every one of us has when behind the wheel.  Move Over when passing an emergency situation.  If you're unable to move over, Slow DownIt's the law."

Baltimore resident Officer Terry Breechen is a four-year member of the MDTA Police.  Beltsville resident Officer Scott Fleming is a two-year member of the  MDTA Police.

The investigation continues into the cause of the crash.  Any witnesses should contact the MDTA Police at (410) 537-1200.  

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The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the Authoritys highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.