3 Hurt in Crash That Pinned Officer Under His Car, Police Say

Three people, including a police officer, were injured in a crash that left the officer pinned under his own vehicle Sunday morning, authorities said.

A Maryland-National Capital Park Police officer had just finished a traffic stop and was walking back to his unmarked car when he noticed a speeding vehicle, the Washington Post reported. Police say the officer tried to avoid the oncoming car, but it crashed into his vehicle, sending it across two lanes of traffic and partially trapping him underneath it.

The officer and the occupants of the oncoming car were treated at a hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

The driver of the oncoming car was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, police said. The driver's identity wasn't immediately released.

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