Two, Including Officer, Hospitalized After Collision

A police officer was taken to Shock Trauma and Woodstock man to Howard County Hospital, after an Ellicott City collision.

Howard County Police are investigating an accident involving a police cruiser that sent two people to the hospital earlier this week.

According to a statement sent by police, at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday a marked police 2012 Dodge Charger was driving on Baltimore National Pike westbound near Martiottsville Road.

Traveling westbound on the same road, according to police, was a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The driver of the Hyundai tried to make a left turn onto Marriottsville Road, according to police, but did not yield right of way and crashed into the police car, which had a green light.

Sgt. Roch DeFrances was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma and Hyundai driver Euijeong Lee, 51, of Woodstock was taken Howard County General Hospital.

Both were in stable condition as of Tuesday morning, according to police.


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