HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland State Trooper was injured after his vehicle was struck and crashed during a pursuit of a reported stolen vehicle Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police.
Maryland State Police said it happened shortly before 10:50 a.m. on I-95 in Havre de Grace.
According to Maryland State Police, the suspect drove onto the shoulder to try and pass a tractor trailer. That’s when a truck swerved into the trooper’s car.
A @mdsp was injured after his vehicle was struck & crashed during a pursuit of a reported stolen vehicle this morning along NB I-95 in Havre de Grace. Expect traffic delays at the site of the crash The suspect vehicle fled into Delaware and is now being pursued by @DEStatePolice
— MD State Police (@MDSP) August 7, 2020
— Susquehanna Hose Co. (@SusquehannaHose) August 7, 2020
The trooper, identified as Farhan Bachu, was flown to Shock Trauma. He has since been released.
The suspect, identified as Alton Bomo Garbla, 32, of Bowie, fled the scene and drove into Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, before Pennsylvania State Police apprehended him in Chester City, Pennsylvania.
Maryland State Police discontinued their pursuit once the suspect entered Delaware. Charges are pending in multiple states, including Maryland.
I-95 North was closed for a short time after the trooper crashed his vehicle. No other injuries were reported because of this incident.
The case remains under investigation.