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Maryland State Police Trooper Flown to Shock Trauma After Car Accident

The officer was released with non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning.

A Maryland State Police trooper was flown by helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma shortly after midnight after crashing his vehicle into a concrete Jersey barrier on southbound I-95 at the 695 exit near White Marsh.

The unidentified officer reported experiencing chest pains following the 11:55 p.m. accident Saturday. But he was released Sunday morning with non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Patrick McAllister, a state police duty officer.

The accident is still under investigation, McAllister said.

Robert Armstrong October 14, 2011 at 05:33 PM
The protocol must not work if 1/2 of all flights aren't necessary.
LalainMaryland October 14, 2011 at 11:29 PM
I truly hope that one day you are on the Beltway and need aid from a State Trooper and you get what you deserve based on your post above: NOTHING.
Emily Kimball October 21, 2011 at 01:41 PM
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Tim October 21, 2011 at 01:56 PM
Why would this be a joke? If he wants to pay for it, what's wrong with that. Ask any parent if you were told you could be absolutely certain your child would survive if you paid an extra 6-10k for the trip. I can tell you I would. I'm listening to some of your counterarguments here, but this one has no logical grounding at all.
Tim October 21, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Here's a question PHRN: What exactly does debating the efficiency of the system's use with the efficiency of the system itself? I respectfully think you're missing his point (which is a bit tough to see, as he tend to be abrasive with his debate style). Trust me, I've spent 2 weeks in your ICU. Years ago. I was bleeding to death internally and I didn't get a medivac. I turned out fine. Clearly, the doctors at the hospital I first arrived at determined there was no risk of death by going ambulance. I was told a medivac was in the discussion but ultimately not NEEDED. That's all well and good. I'm also not suggesting police and firefighters should have to pay for the service. However, I find that article raises some valid questions on it's rate of utilization.

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