Crashes Delay Traffic in Maryland During Thanksgiving Rush

A couple of crashes delayed traffic in Maryland during the last rush hour before Thanksgiving.

A crash occurred about 4 p.m. on westbound Route 50 between Martin Luther King Boulevard and the Beltway in the Landover area. Prince George’s County Fire and EMS went to the scene.

One of the two vehicles involved overturned. At least one person was injured.

Then about 6:15 p.m., a police-involved crash on the Inner Loop of the Beltway at Ritchie Marlboro Road in the Capitol Heighs area tied up traffic in both directions.

A Prince George's County Police officer was responding to a Maryland Sate Police request for assistance when the officer's cruiser was struck by a sedan near the Ritchie Marlboro exit, causing the police cruiser to hit two other vehicles and the guardrail.

The officer got pinned inside and had to be cut out of the vehicle by Fire and EMS. The officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An adult and three children in a minivan and four adults in a pickup truck all sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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