Traffic Stop Ends In Southeast Crash

Car, truck, and Metrobus involved in accident

Monday, Mar 5, 2012  |  Updated 6:01 AM EDT
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Officials from the DC and Prince George's County are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that involved a police car and a metro bus.  Darcy Spencer reports

Officials from the DC and Prince George's County are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that involved a police car and a metro bus. Darcy Spencer reports

A routine traffic stop by Prince George's County Police ended in a crash involving a car, a truck, and a Metrobus Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Southern Avenue, Southeast and Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast shortly after 4:00 p.m.

At least six people were hurt, including three children.

According to police, an officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Southern Avenue.  Police said instead of pulling over, the driver fled. 

However, Prince George's County police say their policy is not to pursue vehicles that flee traffic stops, so the responding officer did not give chase.  The fleeing vehicle then got into the accident with the other vehicles.

Another Prince George's police officer was injured on his way to the scene. Police said the officer was responding to the accident report, and was struck by a vehicle making a u-turn.  He was treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect was taken into custody, and has been identified as Rodney Miller, 23, of Southwest DC. He's now facing charges of fleeing authorities, leaving the scene of a crash, and driving on a suspended license.

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