Deer causes Anne Arundel Co. police officer crash; Metro Blue Line train hits deer

10:27 AM, Nov 18, 2013   |    comments
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EDGEWATER, Md. (WUSA9) -- A deer caused an Anne Arundel County police officer to crash Saturday night, officials said.

It happened around 10:52 p.m. when Officer Adam Sanders was driving near the 100 block of Central Avenue.

Police say a deer suddenly emerged from the woods and ran into the passenger's side of the police vehicle, causing Officer Sanders to lose control and hit a telephone pole on the right shoulder.

The force of the crash caused the pole to break and drop wires onto the roadway, officials said.

Officer Sanders was transported by medic unit to Shock Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released from the hospital, officials said. 

The Traffic Safety Section is completing the investigation.

A deer also caused delays on the Blue Line after a train hit a dear near Addison Road in Prince George's County. 

Blue Line trains single-tracked between Addison Road and Morgan Boulevard while the track was cleared.  Normal service has resumed.

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