MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a trooper was hurt when a vehicle forced his cruiser off the road and into a fire hydrant.

It happened late Thursday in Mount Airy. Authorities say the trooper from the Westminster Barracks was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane.

The trooper was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. He was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore for a possible head injury.

The crash is under investigation.

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