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Officer Responding to Burglary Report Injured in Route 40 Collision

Both drivers involved in the collision were injured.

Howard County Police Cruiser. Credit: Andrew Metcalf
Howard County Police Cruiser. Credit: Andrew Metcalf

A Howard County Police officer was injured in a Friday morning collision as he attempted to cross Route 40 near St. Johns Lane with his emergency lights on.

The officer, Pfc. Quintin Singo, was traveling southbound on St. Johns Lane around 5:39 a.m. when he attempted to cross Route 40 and was struck by a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon traveling eastbound, according to police. Police said the officer was responding to a commercial burglary report.

Singo, a five-year veteran of the police force, was transported to Howard County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. The driver of the Hyundai, James Carl Thompson Sr., of Owings Mills, was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries in stable condition, police said.

The collision resulted in Route 40 eastbound being closed for about two hours as police investigated. Police said they'll be directing traffic at the intersection because the collision damaged the traffic light. 

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