See This Image of a Smashed Police Car
A reader has shared a photo of a squad car heavily damaged when it was struck by at least one other vehicle in Odenton Thursday. The officer suffered minor injuries.
Thursday morning was a chaotic one, as icy roads led to scores of traffic accidents across the county.
Locally, the icy roads may have contributed to at least one fatal accident, plus several others on Annapolis Road, Dairy Farm Road and Route 100.
Reader Eric Flanagan took a photo of this crash on Annapolis Road, on the overpass near the MARC station. It shows an Anne Arundel County police car heavily damaged after being struck by at least one other vehicle.
Flanigan said it appeared that the officer had pulled over one vehicle when another car crashed into one or both of the idled cars.
Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy confirmed the crash happened on Thursday morning at about 7:45 a.m. He told Patch that the officer was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries.
This crash could serve as one example of how bridges and overpasses have the tendency to be icier than normal roadways.
Do you have any pictures of photos from Thursday's traffic woes? Feel free to upload photos here or in our Pics & Clips gallery. (Please, no graphic photos.)