Officer Taken To Shock Trauma After Two Car Crash

Monday, November 08, 2010 – Steve Fermier

A Howard County police officer is in Shock Trauma after a two car crash early this morning on Columbia Road.

Police investigators said the officer’s marked cruiser was struck on the driver’s side when an SUV ran a stop light at the intersection with Little Patuxent Parkway.

Private First Class Kirk Brown is listed in stable condition.

The other driver was not hurt. Police believe alcohol was a factor.

Phillip Vu of Silver Spring faces possible charges in the crash that happened at 2 this morning.

Officer Brown has been with the department 8 years.

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