Police Chase Briefly Shuts Down BW Parkway

Truck crashed into a car, kept going

An apparent moving-day scuffle and theft gave way to a dangerous police chase in Prince George's County, leaving at least one person in serious condition on Monday afternoon.

The chaos began in New Carrollton, Md., when officers responded to a fight at a home in the 6500 block of Landing Way. A person jumped into a moving truck outside the home and sped off after assaulting someone else at the scene, according to police.

Authorities pursued the suspect in the moving truck, who refused to pull over. Police chased the moving truck onto the Baltimore Washington Parkway in the Greenbelt area.

The truck ended up crashing into the back of a black car near Powder Mill Road, and the collision sent the car off the road into the woods. The vehicle was totaled, forcing U.S. Park Police to shut down the northbound lanes of the BW Parkway at the scene while they tried to rescue the struck driver. That driver had to be cut out of the vehicle and transported by medevac to the hospital with injuries described as "serious, but not life-threatening" said U.S. Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser.

Despite the serious crash, the moving truck continued north into Howard County, according to authorities. They finally caught up with the truck in Jessup, where the truck driver was stopped and arrested.

All lanes of the BW Parkway have since reopened.

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