Police: ATV Hit Cruiser; Driver Hurt

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Mount Airy man is in serious but stable condition after his all-terrain vehicle collided with a sheriff deputy’s squad car.

Christopher Hancock, 22, remained at Shock Trauma in Baltimore Monday, two days after the incident.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a report of ATVs on Old National Pike. They spotted three of them eastbound near Sydney Road, just west of Mount Airy.

Police say the ATVs fanned out across both lanes as the westbound cruiser approached. They say deputy First Class William Mosser braked and swerved left to avoid a collision but one of the ATVs hit the cruiser in the front bumper and right quarter panel.

Mosser was treated for his injuries at the scene.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the incident.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • JJ

    I guess there is one less thug that will run from the police! Thats right THUG!

    • AK

      For one thing who said this guy was running from the police? if you can read the article correctly you would see the cruiser pulled in front of the atv without even being able to chase him! you are supposed to learn in driving school to pull to the RIGHT TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT NOT IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE TO THE LEFT. and who are you to say this guy is a thug???? do you know this guy? i do and i dont think you do! sounds to me like the officer was trying to be a hero and wreck this guy instead of trying not to wreck and possibly kill this person. you are a very dumb person. thats right DUMB!

      • AK

        They should not have been on the busy road but the cop should not have pulled in front of anyone for that matter like that without any type of warning!



  • jj

    Its a shame that the thug on the motorcycle wasn’t the one that hit the truck on I-95 saturday morning.
    RIP TFC Hunter!

  • Stephen Hernandez

    Good….He deserved it!!!!!

  • pigeon

    Stupid, STUPID and more stupid. When will people learn they are not invincible. The saying “it won’t happen to me” is so wrong, as at least one of the three learned the hard way. Hopefully his buddies did too. These vehicles DO NOT belong on public roadways. If you don’t have a place to ride it don’t blow away your money and buy one. Bet they didn’t have helmets on either!
    All in all I pray God heals him quickly!

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