Two Maryland State troopers and a woman were hurt Saturday morning after a patrol car was struck during a robbery investigation in Joppa.
State police said the incident took place at about 4 a.m. when troopers responded to a reported armed robbery at a Royal Farms store on Route 152 at Franklinville Road.
One trooper moved his unmarked car to the southbound lane of Route 152 to protect crime scene evidence while waiting for technicians to process it, police said.
State police said the driver of a Volkswagen Beetle, an Edgewood woman, failed to go around the troopers' car, which had its emergency lights flashing. The Volkswagen struck the patrol car with Trooper Zachary Shelley inside.
Shelley was hurt in the crash and transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was expected to be treated and released.
Trooper First Class David Stanley, who was nearby, was injured when he jumped down an embankment to get out of the way, police said. Stanley was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was expected to be treated and released.
The driver was also transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
Police said charges were pending.
An investigation continued into the robbery at the Royal Farm on Franklinville Road. Police said two suspects entered the store about 2:30 am and left with cigarettes and cash. No one was hurt in the robbery.